More than 2.8 million workers are employed through the temp industry. Since the 2008 recession, many companies across the nation have turned to temporary employees to work in factories, warehouses and construction sites.
Unfortunately, temps in these industries face a significantly greater risk than permanent employees of getting injured, sometimes severely. This typically boils down to a lack of training in the absence of adequate regulations. The very nature of temp work increases the risk of injury. Temps are often working in a new environment, operating machines or handling tasks they don’t have experience with.
If you are a temporary worker and are injured on the job, you are generally eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits, usually through the temp agency or leasing firm where you are employed. If you have a family member that has been injured on the job or you have been denied workers’ compensation, it is important to contact a workers’ compensation attorney to represent you so that you can get the benefits you need for lost wages and medical care. Contact the Des Moines Law Offices of John T. Hemminger for help today.
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