You've been working construction for decades and never asked for a day off when you were sick. However, you recently got injured while going to get lunch for the crew and you need compensation to recover. However, your boss is trying to deny your claim. In this situation, you need an attorney to protect your rights and ensure that you are covered properly.
Why Your Employer Is Trying to Deny a Claim
When your employer tries to deny a workers' compensation claim, you're going to be in a very tough situation. For example, they may try to claim that you weren't hurt on the job while you were performing a lunch run and that they; therefore, don't owe you anything. This fact may be true if you were going out for lunch for yourself without the employer's suggestion or demands.
As a result, you may find yourself in a tough situation that causes you to either miss work without payment—and, therefore, risk your job—or fight back to get the payment that you deserve. Thankfully, you can appeal this decision and present evidence that your lunch run was not only performed on the job but was a duty that your boss asked you to perform. And a high-quality attorney can help here.
How an Attorney Can Help
If your boss denies your workers' compensation and you feel trapped, contact an attorney to get help with your appeal. An attorney can streamline the process of claiming an appeal and will work hard to ensure that you get the money that you deserve by presenting your case and various types of evidence in a proper manner.
For example, your attorney could use eyewitness testimony to find that your boss asked you to go get lunch for the crew, which would make your travel a work-related activity. They can also use this eyewitness testimony to state that you typically bring your own lunch to work and that you did on the day you were injured, thereby proving the only reason you left was because of your boss.
So, if you need legal help and want to ensure that you get the best possible chances of success, please contact a workers' compensation attorney right away. While a lunch run may not seem like it falls within your job duties, there's a good chance that you can argue that it did and get some compensation and keep your job at the same time.