An armored truck worker might not seem like a typical job, and many of the people doing the job might not ever expect to actually be involved in a workplace injury. A North Carolina worker was shot today and suffered a serious injury when trying to work on an ATM at a bank. She was taken to a local hospital after being shot in the shoulder.
This woman was just doing her job and because of another person's ruthless act, she will likely have a long road to recovery. Since she was injured on the job, she should be entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits while she is out of work, and for the medical costs she will incur as a result of her injury. It is likely that on top of her initial hospital bills, she will likely need intensive rehabilitation to make a full recovery. These treatments can sometimes be costly, so it is important to make sure they are paid for through workers' compensation.
Although this workplace situation is not typical, many people are injured on the job every. Sometimes their claims for workers' compensation are denied after suffering a serious injury that is no fault of their own. People might just give up on seeking compensation and just work to pay off their medical bills even though workers' compensation should cover their costs.
If you are ever injured while at work, you should be entitled to receive compensation. If your claim is denied or you believe you aren't receiving fair compensation, it might be wise to speak with an experienced workers' compensation attorney to make sure your rights are preserved and you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Source: WCNC, "Charlotte armored truck driver shot during attempted robbery," Jan. 23, 2012