Workers in the auto industry face many challenges unique to the industry. It can be difficult work, having to operate many different kinds of complicated machines for hours on end. The work is rewarding and important, but the job can be demanding and dangerous. Over the years, the ODG Law Group has helped so many auto workers to get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. In this blog, we’ll go over some of the more common auto workers injuries that our clients have suffered, as well as what Workers Compensation Attorneys can do to help in terms of workers compensation and more.
Auto Workers Injuries
Whenever lists come out of “the most dangerous workplaces” or something like that, the auto industry is always near the top. It’s easy to see why. Simply drive past your local mechanic and look inside the garage: so many moving parts, large metal pieces and more. Even the most conscientious, careful mechanic in the country can suffer some kind of injury. In the industry, they’re common. While the work is safer than it had been in the past, it’s still a job that is not for the faint of heart.
However, when we say “auto workers” it’s important to note that we don’t just mean “mechanics.” There are many different kinds of auto workers. For example, we’ve also helped many auto workers who work on assembly lines or in automobile factories to get compensation for their injuries. That work can be just as difficult (if not more so) than the work of a mechanic. On the assembly line, everything has to move quickly. On top of that, many of these jobs consist of repetitive actions. That makes for several cumulative trauma injuries and the like. Should you suffer these kinds of injuries, bring your case to our firm. We’ll figure out how to get you what you deserve.
Compensation for Hurt Auto Workers
Part of what makes injuries suffered by auto workers so insidious is that they can happen at a moment’s notice. Everything can seem fine for many years, and then all of a sudden, a machine malfunctions, one particular metal part doesn’t work as it should, and the auto worker suffers a debilitating injury. In our time, we’ve seen so many auto workers go through difficult injuries. Sometimes, recovering from an injury takes a long period of time, which the auto worker deserves to be compensated for.
Auto workers take pride in their worker. While it can be a hard job, it’s an honest one, one to be proud of. People need automobiles, and they need those automobiles to run to the best of their abilities. We know that there are many auto workers out there right now who may have suffered injuries on the job and yet haven’t told anyone. Too many still try to “work through” the injury, hoping that they’ll heal soon and then be able to do their job as well as they could. While we absolutely understand the impulse, this isn’t a good idea for auto workers or the people in their lives who count on them.
Workers Compensation When You’re Hurt on the Job
“Toughing it out” can seem like a good idea. When you’re hurt in the course of your auto worker job, you want to keep working. You want to support your family as well as the co-workers who depend on you. However, telling your supervisor and taking steps to get the workers compensation you deserve is a better idea. It can give you not only the time to heal that you need; it can give you the money you deserve to pay for your medical bills and more.
We understand that many auto workers don’t want to go to the doctor’s or the ER to say they were hurt because it could keep them from going to work. That’s what workers compensation is for. Even if you’ve suffered just minor injuries, you can qualify for workers compensation. So, if you believe you’ve been hurt on the job, it’s OK to go to the doctor’s and get the help that you need. In fact, you’re entitled to workers compensation for the time period it takes you to recover. You’ll also qualify if your injury makes it impossible for you to complete your job in the manner you were accustomed to doing it.
If you don’t get help for your injuries, maybe you can get by… for a while. What tends to happen is that an injury, if left untreated, can continually get worse. After all, if you’re an auto worker, you’re putting strain on your body day in and day out. Even with weekends and nights resting, your injury probably isn’t going to be able to heal on its own. So, you run the risk of getting worse and worse until one day, you aren’t able to just muddle through anymore. Now, you can’t do your job, and your recovery period could be longer. That’s why it’s always better to tell your supervisor about your injury and then go to see the doctor.
Workers Compensation Benefits and More
The obvious rejoinder to this is: “what if I can’t pay for my medical bills?” Indeed, that’s the kind of thing that workers compensation was designed for. The ODG Law Group can help you to get the workers compensation you deserve for your injuries. That means that we can get you the money for any medical bills. On top of that, we can get you money for time that you would have to spend off from work, too. So, if you do have to take off a week or more, you can be paid for it.
That means that you can have the space and time you need to fully recover. You don’t have to go back to work before you (and your injury) are ready to do so. With this, you can go back to work when you’re healed, ready to do your job at the high level you’re accustomed to. In fact, some forms of workers compensation even make it possible for you to go back sooner; you just end up working a job that’s more appropriate for someone recovering. For example, workers compensation may make it so that your employer has to give you duties that might be a bit lesser, a little bit easier/less intense until you’re back to your old self.
The sheer amount of different kinds of injuries that auto workers could suffer is staggering. Injuries to the head, chemical exposure, burns, injuries to the back, electrocution and more – it truly is a dangerous workplace. However, no matter the kind of injury you suffer, our attorneys can help you to get the workers compensation that you should get. We know how scary it can be when you’re hurt on the job. We’ve helped so many auto workers just like you through the entire process. From the moment you contact us for a free consultation through the time you get your due workers compensation, we’ll be by your side.
Of course, don’t take this blog to mean that the only kinds of workers that the ODG Law Group helps with are auto workers. We’ve helped so many different kinds of workers in a variety of industries to get their compensation. As we’ve mentioned in other venues, ours is a family practice. Indeed, the entire firm was founded by two sisters. That means that we get how important family is. So, everything we do is to make sure that you feel safe, welcome and able to do right by your family. When you’re hurt at your auto working job, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation. Call us at (818) 975-3080 or head to our site.