Injured in Work Accident? Know Your Rights!

Discussing a work accident is uncomfortable and touchy, especially for the employer. Why? Most employers do not want to admit they made a mistake, or admit fault. In addition, most employers do not want to pay millions of dollars because of a work accident. So, what exactly constitutes a work accident? The United States Department of Labor argues, "You must consider your injury, work-related, if an event in the work environment caused or contributed to the resulting condition or aggravated a pre-existing condition"(OSHA).

Now that we ascertained what a work accident is, ask yourself the question, "Have I been injured in a work accident?" If you answered "yes" to this question, then you have joined millions of Americans who have also been hurt. The difference is that many of these Americans did not take the necessary steps for gaining legal representation. Here are some of the myths that workers fall victim to, thus, preventing them from gaining legal representation.

  • "You'll be okay. You don't have a scratch on you. You are tough."
  • "You signed up for this dangerous job. What did you expect?"
  • "You had back issues when we hired you. Work did not cause your back to hurt."

And the list goes on and on. As the person experiencing the injury, you know immediately whether you are hurt or not. It is your prerogative to seek legal representation. Do not let an employer dissuade you to think otherwise.

If you live in Eastern Montana, Odegaard Miller is a law firm you can trust. In terms of your work-related injury, Odegaard Miller Law specializes in many types of work accidents such as:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Coal Mining Accidents
  • Oil Field Accidents
  • Heavy Lifting Accidents
  • Other Miscellaneous Work-Related Accidents

Don't hesitate. Learn your rights. For more information and to receive a free consultation contact us today.