If you were injured on the job, then you should look into workers' compensation. It's an excellent way for you receive financial compensation for the pain and suffering that you endured and the wages that you lost as a result of the injury.
So what is workers' comp?
At the most basic level, it's an agreement that you will not file a lawsuit against your employer in exchange for a sum of money. Workers' comp is legally recognized in many countries and is extremely common in the United States.
A workers' comp settlement is likely much less than you might get if you successfully filed a lawsuit.
So why not file a lawsuit?
Although a lawsuit might pay more, it also has a much lower success rate. Filing a lawsuit against your employer can be quite risky for a couple of reasons. First, it will heavily damage your relations to your current employer and any future employers. Many businesses don't want to hire employees that might file a lawsuit if they get injured, Second, it is more difficult to win a lawsuit than a workers' comp claim. If you lose the lawsuit, then you will probably owe quite a bit of money in legal fees, On top of that, you will have wasted quite a bit of time on the lawsuit.
Because many businesses want to avoid the public relations damage of a lawsuit (regardless of whether the lawsuit is successful), there is a good chance that your workers' comp claim will be dealt with quickly. It is in your company's best interests if you take the workers' compensation rather than publicly decrying your employer.
Ultimately, you have a much better chance of winning a workers' comp claim than a lawsuit. Although a lawsuit has the potential to pay more, it also has a good chance of leaving you in even more in debt than you already were due to your injury.
What should you do if you think that you have a valid claim?
First, you will need to determine whether your claim is strong and your chances of winning. To do this, you should consult a workers' compensation attorney (such as one from John J Bublewicz Attorney At Law). These are lawyers who have extensive experience in the field and will be able to help you win your claim. They can tell you exactly how much you can expect to win and what the chances are that you win your claim.