LABOR UNIONS & WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
By David Klein
October 6, 2010
If you are injured on the job you are entitled to workers’ compensation, which will pay part of your lost wages and all medical care related to your accident. If you are a construction worker or if your accident involves someone other than your boss or co-workers, you may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court.
In addition, if your work-related disability disables you for a year or more, you may be entitled to social security disability benefits.
Through the years, we have never ceased to be amazed at the passion, commitment and close involvement of union representatives in our clients’ workers’ compensation, personal injury, and social security disability cases. These include construction and general building laborers, recycling and general industrial laborers, asbestos workers, EMS, DC-37 and Transit workers, and the baked goods and dairy drivers.
For our injured clients, these deeply committed union representatives have fought to keep jobs open while our clients heal, have helped to coordinate union and other benefits, and have counseled our clients regarding their contract rights when it comes to work-related disabilities. In some cases union representatives have helped to locate important evidence and witnesses. When we’ve visited our injured workers at home, their unions have been there. Alongside their hospital beds, unions have been there to offer support and solace. On weekends and holidays and late at night, these great advocates have dedicated their own personal time to being a vital part of our own advocacy.
For the injured worker going through a troubled time, there is comfort knowing that you have a team behind you, to protect your rights under contract and under law.
David Klein Handles Workers' Compensation cases as a Partner with The Klein Law Group. Please visit us at http://www.thekleinlawgroup.com/.