Is a slip-and-fall accident at work making your life miserable?
Maybe you can relate to Jimmy, the bus boy (names and details changed to protect the innocent). He worked in a ten bucks-an-entree upscale burger joint. Jimmy was a big guy — friendly and eager to please. Maybe that’s what got him into trouble in the first place.
So when someone called in sick, Jimmy waited and bussed tables and unloaded heavy boxes of supplies off the truck. All in a day’s hard work, right?
Jimmy didn’t see the greasy spot on the floor due to the supplies he was carrying that day. He slipped. He ended up flat on his back groaning in pain!
However, the manager was desperate to keep the doors open. So Jimmy continued to work the rest of the day. The back pain was so unbearable he called in sick the next day and the next. In a few weeks he lost his job.
Insurance didn’t want to cover his medical bills.
He ended up needing disability pay to cover months out of work. Getting disability pay was a nightmare. Insurance tried to wiggle out paying saying that his size was to blame for the extent of his back pain. Really? What about doing everyone else’s job all by yourself? `
The chronic back pain continued, and his life felt like it was over even though Jimmy was only in his early twenties.
According to studies cited by WebMd, chronic back pain is responsible for over a third of all disability cases in North America.
It doesn’t matter where you’re at in life. Chronic back pain levels the playing field. Losing your ability to function normally is bad enough.
When your job and income is at stake, you worry about living under a bridge somewhere.
Truth be told, people do live under bridges due to chronic pain ruining their lives. The homeless population in North America is full of disabled people.
For families and individuals struggling to pay the rent, a serious illness or disability can start a downward spiral into homelessness, beginning with a lost job, depletion of savings to pay for care, and eventual eviction. – National Coalition for the Homeless (www.nationalhomeless.org)
If you’ve been injured on the job, there is hope.
There are important steps you can take to keep yourself from joining the homeless population.
First: ASK for help. It’s okay to ask. No one gets through this life successfully without a helping hand.
Where do you find strength and energy to fight a court battle when you’re in continual pain and completely broke? You need help!
Did you know that an experienced personal injury lawyer or workers’ compensation lawyer will fight for your rights without compensation unless they WIN your case?
Next: LIsten to your lawyer’s advice. He or she will guide you through each step you need to take.
An experienced personal injury/workers’ compensation lawyer will research all the details of your case and leave no stone unturned to help you!
Don’t give up. Prepare for a marathon, not a sprint.
Document everything. Get a dollar three-ring binder and fill it up with every medical report. Ask for print-outs from your doctor’s office. With the push to have all medical records accessible online, you have to ask if you want a printed copy.
If you live in the greater St. Louis area, The Law Offices of Nathan A. Steimel, LLC will give you a free evaluation of your potential personal injury.Their office is also licensed to try workers’ compensation cases in the neigboring state of Illinois.
Don’t wait to fight back against pain and financial strain! Call Attorney Steimel at 636-244-3737 today.
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