Don’t Let a Work Accident Cut into Your ProductivityOctober 5, 2017
It was only Tuesday, but it was already shaping up to be a long week for “Melvin” (not a real person). His student loan payment was due by the end of the week, and his cat was sick, necessitating an expensive visit to the vet.
Things were about to get even worse. To pay the bills, Melvin waited tables at a popular restaurant. It was a pricey place, popular with a certain class of locals, and its owner relied on inexpensive labor – including college-age workers like Melvin – to keep costs down and profits up.
That wasn’t the only way the restaurant’s owner saved money. When Melvin cut his finger while sweeping up a broken glass in the kitchen, he went to the first aid kit for a bandage, only to find it devoid of any bandaging. When he brought that up to the owner, she told him to simply clean it in the bathroom and wrap it in some tissue paper.
Melvin managed the rest of his shift without any further problems, but a few days later, he noticed the cut wasn’t healing. It was still sore, and the redness around it hadn’t subsided. By the weekend, he was tired all the time and having trouble finishing his shifts.
He checked with his doctor, who told him the cut was infected. He prescribed some antibiotics, but they proved ineffective. Melvin had contracted something more aggressive, something that would require a longer – and more expensive – recuperation period.
Melvin had often complained to the restaurant’s owner about the cleanliness of the kitchen, which, it seemed, only got a proper cleansing when it was time for the health inspector to visit. He was certain that, combined with the lack of proper first aid supplies, had led to his infection.
Knowing he was going to miss work anyway, Melvin quit his job and filed a lawsuit against the restaurant and its penny-pinching owner. She naturally fought back, even going so far as to blame Melvin for not properly taking care of his cut, despite his immediately reporting it to her and seeking her help.
With no work and hospital (and veterinarian) bills mounting, Melvin needed short-term cash to get by. His lawyer suggested he contact USClaims to secure pre-settlement funding for his personal needs as he pursued his workplace injury lawsuit. If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a workplace injury, USClaims can help provide the financial support you need.
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