Rights of Injured Workers in Reno
Workers' Comp, Appeals, and Whistleblower Protection
When an employee is injured while working, they may be unaware that they have certain rights. The Department of Labor (DOL) provides excellent protection and compensation for employees who have suffered injuries and other damages due to a workplace accident. Anyone who has been injured on the job should take the time to learn exactly what rights they have and how to fight for them.
The first right you have as an injured worker is to file for workers' compensation. Report your work-related injury immediately to your supervisor, then file a claim through your human resources department. You also have the right to file an appeal if your workers' comp claim was denied. An attorney could assist you in any of these situations and, since you also have the right to legal counsel, you should contact a Reno workers' compensation lawyer right away.
In some cases, an injured worker could face persecution or retaliation for calling their employer out on workplace violations. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) holds employers to high standards and also prevents them from punishing employees for "blowing the whistle." If you need to file a workers' comp claim or are in need of whistleblower protection, our firm has what it takes to handle your case.
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Shook & Stone has represented injured Nevadan employees for more than a decade and our legal team shares more than 85 years of combined experience. If you are searching for a quality attorney to advise and represent you, call our offices today. A lawyer from Shook & Stone will listen to your concerns, preserve valuable evidence, and fight relentlessly for the best possible outcome. Your initial consultation is free, so call now or fill out our online form at your earliest convenience.