Here at James M. Snow Law, one of my areas of focus is workers’ compensation. In my 45 years of experience in legal practice, I have helped countless workers fight for the financial compensation they deserve. I have worked with clients from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, but a significant portion of my workers’ compensation clients have been postal workers. If you are a postal worker who has been injured on the job, here are some things that this workers’ compensation attorney wants you to know:
- You are Not Alone- Between 2006 and 2011, it is estimated that about 44,000 USPS workers left their positions after experiencing an on-the-job injury. Some were fired, and others left in response to mistreatment by their superiors or coworkers. This statistic illustrates that work-related injuries are a common occurrence in the postal service, so even if your injury has made you feel isolated, know that you are not alone.
- Postal Workers are Fighting Back- Another thing that I want you to know as a as a workers’ compensation attorney is that many USPS workers are fighting back against the organization that is denying so many of them the financial compensation they need. Postal workers filed a class action lawsuit to fight for their rights that was heard by the EOCC in both 2015 and 2017, and the fight continues on both an individual and collective basis.
- Workers’ Compensation is More Complicated for Postal Workers- Lastly, this workers’ compensation attorney wants to shed some light on why it’s so hard for postal workers to get money for their injuries, or at least why it’s so hard for those who work for the USPS. The United States Postal Service is a federal agency, and that means that its workers need to apply for federal workers’ compensation, which involves a different set of hoops to jump through. Fortunately, you can count on me to help guide you through the process so that you can fight for the benefits you deserve.