In my own life I have worked to build each day so that the next day is better than the previous one. I have worked all kinds of jobs doing all kinds of things. Several of the lawyers at McKenzie & Snyder LLP have also worked all kinds of jobs doing all kinds of things.
I am so very fortunate that I was not injured on the job, even though I have worked with machinery, sawmills, restaurant line cook, bindery, grocery store clerk, wildland forest fire fighter, behavior support, hospice and janitor. Pretty much everything except drive a forklift.
If I did happen to get injured while working, I would have had expenses that I could not afford. I would have had to file a workers’ comp claim to recover those losses and get compensation for the lost work hours, bills, and my inability to work.
But what the heck do I know about all of this? How do I know what the next steps are if I get a rejection letter from the BWC? How do I know if I get a lowball offer from an insurance company or my employer? Bottom line is: I Don’t!
Luckily, the lawyers at McKenzie & Snyder do. The way I look at it is: I could either not hire a lawyer and do nothing, then I would have nothing; or, I could hire a workers’ comp lawyer and have a chance at getting something for my injury and life put on hold. I would rather have an opportunity for something than nothing.
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