Employer Less Helpful Injury - Zinny Factor

It’s not a conceited expectation to assume that if you become injured, people around you will tend to feel somewhat sorry for your position and extend their best wishes, even offering help when they can. That’s what most people would do, and it may be how we’d act. That being said, this is not always the case. After all, an employer might not want to admit fault by apologizing or giving you undue help, and in some cases, bad management might even give the impression they don’t care or aren’t comfortable talking to you without a lawyer involved.

This isn’t so fun to deal with when the injury is more than just a box to tick or a claim to make, but a disorienting and deeply distressing life event. Moreover, if you’ve been injured due to neglect or a lack of equipment, you’re well within your rights to feel unhappy about the situation, and that’s putting it politely.

But what if your employer is less-than-helpful following an injury? Is there a correct step forward? In this post, we’ll discuss all of that and more:

It’s Crucial To Know Your Rights

We all know that being injured at work is bad enough without your employer giving you the runaround. The sad truth is some companies don’t want to admit fault or help you out, even when the injury happened because they dropped the ball on safety. Luckily, we have the right to flex, and getting clued in on what they are is important. You may be owed compensation, time off for recovery, and coverage of medical costs – and there are labor laws protecting you, regardless of how unhelpful or shady your employer wants to be about the whole thing. Any lawyer worth their salt will hear about your situation, and shout give us a call!

Document Absolutely Every Little Thing

Remember that documentation is your best friend. Every single conversation, every expense, every medical report and diagnosis – you need to keep extremely detailed records of it all. That paperwork is going to be vital evidence whether you’re trying to get workers’ comp benefits or even taking legal action against the company down the road. Don’t just take their word for anything or let them control the narrative, or sign anything without your lawyers looking at it. Cover your own back with a full paper trail of everything that goes down from the very moment you get hurt. If you are not in a position to do so, ask a relative or friend to help you, and contact your legal representation ASAP.

You’re Permitted To Fight Back

Luckily, you have several ways to fight back and get the compensation and accountability you deserve, even after a tough life event. Depending on the specific situation, that could mean filing an official grievance with the labor board, seeking damages on top of compensation thanks to neglect, or bringing in a dispute resolution service to mediate between the two parties. Don’t just take their negligence lying down, make clear your intentions. There are outlets to apply pressure and force them to take responsibility, even if they’re doing everything they can to dodge it now, and you can also use social media and other tools to get your story heard.

With this advice, we hope you can heal while also letting your neglectful employer learn, over and over again, the mistake they made in dismissing you.