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When you are hurt in a car accident, there are a lot of things that run through your mind, but most people aren't focused on suing the other driver or their own insurance company. Unfortunately, because of the way the world works, most people find that they are given far less of a settlement than they deserve, especially if the accident wasn't their fault. I wanted to create a blog all about choosing a better accident and personal injury attorney, so that you can prevent longterm financial ramifications from your accident. I know that a lot of these tips helped me along my journey.


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How A Workers Compensation Attorney Can Help You If You're Demoted

by Willard Chambers

Getting hurt at your workplace can be a painful experience. While it may cause you several injuries, such as head damage, spine injuries, headaches, and other symptoms, it could also make you afraid of the state of your future employment. The good news is that the law entitles wounded workers to benefits if they're hurt on duty. Unfortunately, your boss may demote you if you aren't productive because of the injury. Here's how they'll assist you. 

Filing for a Protection Leave

Most states have rules that protect workers from being fired or demoted from their positions if they're hurt. The FMLA is one such law that offers employees protection for emergencies within a stipulated period. If you return to work before the end of the time limit, your employer won't have any choice but to place you in your position. If they assign somebody else to your post, they'll provide you with an equivalent new position. Attorneys can help you file for an FMLA. They'll ensure that all your paperwork is filed correctly and submitted on time, protecting your career and title.

Protection from Retaliation

Some employers retaliate against workers who file for worker's comp benefits. A demotion could be a form of retaliating. The worst thing is that proving retaliation can be challenging because your boss could cite plausible reasons for lowering your rank. Luckily, an attorney can protect you from such malicious actions and ensure you get justice. They'll find out if the demotion occurred when you filed for benefits and confirm whether your boss reacts adversely towards employees who file for leaves. With the proof they've gathered, they'll sue them and defend your rights in court to enable you to retain your position. 

Offering Legal Options

Sometimes the evidence for your demotion may be strong. In such a case, it could be advisable to seek other legal options. A lawyer can assist you if it seems you've run out of options. They may suggest that you negotiate with your employer for a new position or may recommend applying for a new role in another company. If your boss's actions were against the contract you signed, they can help you pursue compensation for damages. 

A demotion can disorient your life and make it difficult to pay your bills. If it happens because you were injured at the workplace, a worker's compensation attorney can sue the company and offer you the best legal remedy. Contact a worker's compensation attorney for more information.