Currently, United States labor law has a clause which covers employees’ disability to perform functions due to an ailment that has affected their health; however, many workers are unaware of this information and do not request the benefits they can obtain. Grupo MedLegal has successfully represented many cases of disability from work in the United States. Following are some examples:
Trenton, New Jersey: On June 28, a McDonald’s employee suffered an injury to her back and left shoulder, when a co-worker accidentally hit her in the back with a box of frozen potatoes. Although her employer sent her to the doctor, she never recovered, since her employer ignored the doctor’s recommendations for light duties.
New York, New York: On September 30, a warehouse employee injured his neck and left shoulder, elbow, and hand after spending an entire shift lifting 40-pound boxes. Although he reported his injuries, he was only sent home to rest without receiving medical care or wages.
Los Angeles, California: On October 18, while drilling a wall, a construction worker fractured his right hand when he lost control of the drill. He reported his accident but was not given medical attention and was simply sent home, without receiving any corresponding disability pay.
Chicago, Illinois: In the month of December, an employee at a granite kitchen factory hurt his lower back and mid-section as he was turning while carrying a heavy kitchen cabinet to install. He reported his accident and was sent to the insurance company physician, who refused to give him the appropriate disability from work; returning him to work instead although the employee did not feel able to return to his arduous job.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: On December 31, while handling a heavy bag of coins, a bank teller injured the tendons in her left hand. She reported her accident, but instead of being sent to the doctor, she was sent home without wages.
All of these individuals decided to call Grupo MedLegal’s offices, where they quickly received legal representation of their disability cases and free medical treatment for their injuries.
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