The Greater Houston area, including the community of Pasadena, TX, has a very high concentration of hispanic men and women. These men and women make up a large percentage of our labor force, making them crucial members of our society. What is so unfortunate for the hispanic men and women that play vital roles in our communities is that they are often times not given the support they need when injured.
Hispanic and latino workers have the highest risks associated with on the job, workplace injuries. While they make up the highest percentage of injuries, they also have a very high likelihood of not reporting these injuries. Whenever someone is injured and does not report it, this eliminates any opportunity for the injured employee to seek proper compensation from their employer.
All injuries will vary in severity. This means for some employees not reporting an injury may be as simple as getting a superficial injury but not having their work conditions improved in order to prevent a similar injury from happening. In more severe situations an employee may become too injured to go to work. When an employee suffers an injury this serious and does not take the proper steps to report the injury to their employer they will not only be forced to work in the same conditions without proper adjustments, they will be responsible for all of their own medical bills, and they will not be compensated for any missing wages while they heal and recover. In some cases, they may even lose their jobs due to not being able to come in or perform the same tasks they did before being injured.
Lack of income, paired with medical expenses, can become extremely overwhelming and expensive. Most families in America cannot afford to go more than a week without the income of all working adults in their household. This means the stakes are high when it comes to providing financially for our loved ones.
With all of this taken into consideration, it may be hard to understand for some why a workplace injury or other injury that affects someone’s ability to work, would go unreported. Sadly, for many hispanic and latino individuals they fear reporting their injuries. Sometimes this is due to an issue related to citizenship or status in the country, while other times it is from fear that you will lose your job or be out of pocket even more money trying to fight your case.
When you work with Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers you never have to worry about not being taken seriously. Attorney Caruthers understands how important healing and recovering from injuries is for the future of you and your family. No one should be forced to choose between their health and supporting their family.
Beverly R. Caruthers proudly serves and defends the Greater Houston area including but not limited to Baytown, Conroe, Crosby, Humble, Huntsville, Lake Jackson, Missouri City, Pasadena, Spring, Tomball. If you need legal representation following an incident with a commercial vehicle don’t hesitate to contact Beverly R. Caruthers Law Office!