The holidays are a fun time to spend with friends and share in traditions.
It’s also a great time to find a part-time job as stores seek extra
help for the chaotic retail season. Thousands of temporary employees are
hired during the holiday season into such positions as retail staff, warehouse
personnel, package handlers and delivery drivers, any of whom can be subjected
to serious work injuries.
What Do I need to know?
If you want to be prepared, here are some helpful facts about workers compensation
and holiday job-related injuries:
You ARE Covered: If your injury occurs on the job, you are covered. Unlike many states,
temporary/seasonal employees are covered under workers’ compensation
On-the-job Injury: Any injury, illness, or death that occurs while performing job duties
In regards to disease: Diseases that are covered are those caused by hazards employees would
only be exposed to on the job.
Let Us Help You
Workers’ compensation laws are complicated and it is easy to make
mistakes if you proceed without legal representation. While anyone injured
on the job can file a workers’ compensation claim with the State
Board of Workers’ Compensation, it is highly advisable to do so
with the help of an experienced lawyer.
If you have been injured on the job or have concerns about your workers’
compensation rights as a seasonal employee, contact Cummings & Middlebrooks,
LLP, and allow us to handle your workers’ compensation claim.