Dad always said to put aside some money "for a rainy day." Good advice, Dad! We don't plan on getting hurt at work, yet thousands of Utah workers get hurt each year. Many workers lose their job or just plain cannot work due to their medical limitations, e.g., lower back pain. These are tough situations: Hurt and out of work. Filing a suit against the work comp insurance company is often the only option when the company denies the claim. But these lawsuits take time: About 6 months to get a hearing with the Utah Labor Commission. Then the judge gets 60 days to write her Findings of Fact, and then it takes about 6 months for the medical panel to provide their report. Bottom line: Please, please do what you can to save some money for a rainy day.
Have a question? Call me at (435) 592-1235 or visit www.timothydanielslaw.com.