Workers Compensation Denied to Many | NH on the Job Injury Attorney
A recent study shows that the workers compensation system is hurting those it is meant to help. Lower wage workers are most often failed when they are injured on the job. When a lower wage worker is injured on the job chances are they will not get the compensation they deserve. In fact only eight percent of these workers receive proper benefits.
In addition the study found that workers earning around $8 an hour are often not paid at least minimum wage. They are also more likely to be reprimanded for reporting labor law violations.
The study, titled Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers, looked at the low-wage workforce in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. The findings were based on interviews with over four thousand workers.
Many low wage workers are discouraged from filing for workers compensation. While twelve percent of the respondents suffered a serious on-the-job injury only eight percent of them filed for workers compensation.
Those who did not file attempted to work through their injuries for fear that they would lose their job or be demoted. A full forty three percent of seriously injured respondents said that they were required to work despite their injury. Many more were fired, made to come into work and sit all day or threatened demotion or deportation.
If you have been injured on the job you deserve maximum compensation for your injuries. Workers compensation is a right, yet your employer may be treating it like a privilege. If you have been injured you need an attorney who will fight for your rights as a worker. If you are ready to take action please contact your New Hampshire (NH) workers compensation attorney at Van Dorn & Curtiss today for your free consultation.