Shady Employers Don’t Always Encourage Reporting Work Slips And Falls
Most employers want the best for their employees, doing everything by the book. However, not all employers are created equal, and there are some out there who will go to any length to make sure they aren’t filing injury claims properly – even in St. Louis.
According to the Mondaq website, an employee who suffered a slip and fall while working at a roofing company put off filing a claim about his injury for three months. His reason? When he told his boss about the injury, he laughed it off. The worker went on to report that the company he worked for discouraged the reporting of any injuries. He even stated that he might lose his job if he reported an on-the-job injury.
Slips and falls on the job are serious, and your St. Louis personal injury attorney will fight for justice for you, if you’ve been a victim of a situation like this. If the situation this worker describes is correct, the actions of this employer are highly illegal. However, some employers will, indeed do anything to avoid having the cost of their insurance go up, or to avoid having to pay the medical bills of an employee who was injured while working. If you think your employer is acting illegally, it’s important to contact your St. Louis personal injury attorney as soon as possible.