Working in a manufacturing facility or factory provides employees with a reliable source of income. In the New Hampshire economic environment, a steady income is extremely important. Most manufacturing workers would go far to protect their jobs and secure financial well-being for their families. Unfortunately, this sometimes means not reporting a work-related injury.
Even knowing that workers’ compensation is a possibility in the wake of a manufacturing accident does not always convince employees to file a claim. Living with an untreated work-related injury is never wise. Not only will you have to face daily discomfort in most cases, but you also risk a worsening of symptoms or perhaps even an eventual disability if you fail to seek treatment.
Our lawyers have witnessed firsthand how far employees will go to protect their jobs, but we want you to know that you can accomplish this goal without sacrificing your physical well-being. Always remember that it is your right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Your employer cannot legally retaliate against you for doing so, and he or she cannot legally block your attempts to seek workers’ comp benefits.
Having a happy and healthy workforce is important to the growth of our state and the security of our fellow citizens. That is why our team is here for you when you encounter difficulties after suffering a work-related injury. Whether your employer tries to block your efforts to file for workers’ compensation or you receive a notice that your claim was denied, an attorney can help you protect your rights.
We encourage you to learn more about your rights in the aftermath of a work-related injury. A good way to start is to continue browsing the many workers’ compensation topics on our website and our blog.