Employment is just a part of the American life. You attend school for many years in preparation of future employment. You spend the majority of your workweek at some type of employment. Despite so many Americans dedicating their lives to a career, many are unaware of the rights they have as employees. If you are injured on the job, unable to work because of an injury, or fired for no reason, you might be subject to legal.
The importance of consulting with an attorney
Employment legal cases often require the representation of a law office. The legal system is just too complex to attempt to try it alone. Any mistakes along the way will cause you to lose the case. It might also prevent you from filing for an appeal, this time with the representation of attorneys. Currently, over 50% of all wrongful termination cases are won by the former employee (up to 70% in some districts) and there are more than 20 legal grounds for making a claim for wrongful termination or discharge. You will want an experienced law office handling your employment case.
Obtaining proper compensation
One of the most important reasons for hiring an employment lawyer is to ensure that you receive proper compensation for your legal case. The amount of compensation will depend on the type of injury or termination and the costs associated with it. For example, in 2012, large trucks were more likely to be involved in a fatal multiple vehicles crash as opposed to a fatal single vehicle crash than were passenger vehicles (81% of fatal crashes involving large trucks are multiple vehicle crashes, compared with 58% for fatal crashes involving passenger vehicles). Large trucks that cause multiple vehicle crashes are usually in an employment setting. The person responsible for the accident is subject to large fines, legal charges, and potential criminal charges. If the employer is subject to the cause of the car crash, it will require an extensive legal case for the high amount of damages involved.
Other cases are not as complex, but still involve different legal aspects. A person who falls on the job is usually subject to medical charges, time off work charges, and any other incurred costs. The law office will usually look first, for proof of causation, and then, for previous cases. Your current injury and compensation case will depend on the outcome of the previous case with similar circumstances.
Research into causation
Research into causation might be one of the most useful tasks of the law office. If you feel that you were fired or not hired for a reason not based on skill alone, you might have rights to legal compensation. Most states consider it an illegal act to not hire someone based on their age, gender, or race. Other states have recently added sexual orientation, familial status, and political background into illegal classification standards. However, although it is illegal to not hire someone based on these characteristics, it can be extremely difficult to prove this as the cause of non hiring.
The annual cost of civil lawsuits to the U.S. economy is $239 billion. (Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2015). Many of these legal cases end up dismissed in court, due to a lack of evidence. Choosing a lawyer that is familiar with employment civil disputes is one of the best ways to prevent wasting money on a legal case with no justification. Not only is the law office beneficial in consultation, but they can also suggest ways of obtaining proof.
Millions of people work at full time jobs, all across the country. Many of these hardworking employees are unaware of their rights. They are unaware that they have legal compensation rights, in the event of an injury on the job. They are also unaware that they cannot be denied employment based on a personal characteristic. If you find yourself in any of these legal situations, it is best to consult with an experience employment lawyer immediately. Don?t waste your hard earned money or time attempting to take a weak case to court.