Legal Help for Injured Temporary Workers
Statistics put the number of temporary workers in the US at 17 million and counting. Thanks to the rise of technology, many traditional jobs can be contracted out to employers who don’t have to be conventionally employed, and individuals who don’t have to physically be at work at all hours. That being said, these employees belong to a legal grey area when it comes to compensation should they get injured. Having said that, they still have legal rights even as temporary workers in a number of ways we’ll take a look at in this post.
Are you looking for a temporary worker attorney for your injuries? If you were hurt at your place of work but are not considered to be a permanent or fully-fledged employee, we can help. Please call us NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensation. Our best workers’ compensation law firm can help you secure substantial damages so you get the finances you require to take care of your treatment after an accident. Call 1 (773) 825-3547 NOW for your absolutely FREE, no-commitment consultation.
Are You Covered as an Injured Temp Worker in Illinois?
Traditionally, employers compensate injured employees via the Illinois workers’ compensation system. This is a program that ensures medical bills are taken care of as well as having a part of their regular paycheck sent over to them as they take time out to heal. With regular employees, workers’ compensation may bar them from taking legal action against their employers. However, the story changes if temporary workers get injured at a workplace. Temporary employees are usually hired by an agency, which means that should anything untoward happen to them while working, any form of negligence on the agency’s part which caused them to sustain injuries could be grounds for an injured worker lawsuit. This essentially means that they can sue for damages via Illinois workers’ compensation naming the temp agency as a defendant, as well as the company which caused their injuries.
Some of the most common forms of negligence involved in temp worker injuries include:
- Not providing employees with sufficient training prior to starting work
- Not explaining to employees how to use safety gear in an adequate manner
- Not explaining to employees how to perform lockout-tagout procedures
- Not communicating to employees the potential hazards they may face
- Not properly supervising employees during dangerous sections of the job
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Remember, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, a government agency, protects your rights to work in a safe and healthy environment. If your rights are trampled on just because you are a “disposable” temporary worker, you have every right to go after the parties that broke the law. Need more information on how to get started with your temporary worker lawsuit? Please call us NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensation. We look forward to hearing from you.