They are trying to make a living and provide for themselves and their families.
But, what happens if the worker is injured on the job? Sustaining personal work-related injuries in Canada could happen to you.
Suddenly, a day at work could change your life and your family's future.
Should this occur, your income and income potential suddenly changes.
If injuries are severe, returning to work may not be possible.
In either case, an injured worker may have to involve themselves in a worker's compensation program.
Immediate action is advisable because, delaying could jeopardize the injured workers compensation.
When dealing with worker compensation issues, some key factors will come into play.
Was the injury a result of the workers negligence, if not; did the worker do all that could be done to avoid injury? Was the injury the result of employer's negligence, or some other employee actions or inactions cause the injury? In most cases, answers to these questions will limit compensation to the injured worker.
Depending on the answers, no compensation or partial compensation could be the result.
To be sure, file a claim, and find a worker's comp.
For workers in Canada it is advisable to become familiar with Workers Compensation Act [RSBC 1996], Chapter 492, also, The Jones Act and The Merchant Marine Act.
Even if a worker doesn't fully understand these laws, much will make sense.
There are other laws concerning workers compensation however, these are a few pertaining to Canada and the U.
Having an injury and having to fight for compensation can be a major pain.
Fortunately, workman compensation litigation is a lot simpler.
Most cases are handled in an administrative setting, rather than a court room.
This tends to reduce the confusion.
Though these cases are usually handled administratively, there is no guarantee an injured worker will win.
If a worker losses such a case, they may be advised to return to work before they are physically fit to do so.
This is why legal counsel is recommended.
Nothing is foolproof.
If a worker is injured and feels they have a case, they should consult an attorney.
If the injury is not because of negligence on the part of the worker, but rather on the business, there may be no other choice.
Injured or not, bills and cost of living continue.
Personal injury stops, or inhibits the ability of the worker to perform his or her duty.
This may interfere with gainful employment and livelihood.
Being out of work because of an injury is truly no fun.
Living and working in Canada or the US, workers have laws making it possible for proper, or reasonable compensation for time loss, injury incurred, and cost of treatment.
If a worker finds him or herself in such a situation, filing for workman comp is a very wise and sometimes necessary action to take.
Personal understanding of compensation laws is good however it does not replace seeking appropriate legal counsel.