Injured At Work
The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) is the official site to find out answers to questions about workplace injuries...How to treat them, how to file a clailm, and get independent medical exams.
Go to the link below for this helpful information and more:
OSHA Health & Safety Topics Search
A form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee's right to sue his or her employer for negligence.
You can check with the Worker's Compensation Commissions in your state:
Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission
Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
District of Columbia Workers' Compensation
And of course check with your employer's Human Resource Department to find out your employer's policy on Workplace Injury.
Union Worker Gets Assistance After Being Injured At Work
Pop! Corrie Adams of Chicago, IL, and International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 710, stepped off of his forklift and felt a sharp pain in his knee. He didn't know it at the time but he was going to be out of work for six months. And the assistance that came with his Union Plus Mortgage was going to play a bigger part in his life than he had ever imagined.
Life can be funny that way. Adams didn't even know about mortgage assistance when he decided to refinance his home four years ago. Like many homeowners, he was just looking for a low interest rate. But when he learned that the program could offer protection in the event of unemployment, strike or disability, he figured it made sense to get a Union Plus Mortgage - just in case. "I never expected to use the help," Adams says.
Adams had surgery, went through rehab, and missed six months of work and paychecks. But through the whole ordeal, he and his family didn't have to worry because he had the assistance benefit that comes with every Union Plus Mortgage.
"Union Plus is very beneficial for the working man," Adams says. "Unions help stabilize the economy and really take a load off during tough times. I'm thankful that Union Plus is looking out for working families like mine."