Holland & Usry February 2020

Better Safe Than Sorry PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

quicker you get checked out and fixed up, the less it could cost your employer in lost production.

Say you’re working away on the production line when you suddenly feel the sharp sting of pain in your shoulder. It hurts, but it eventually fades to a dull ache. Will you file a compensation claim even if you’re able to continue working? This is when you’re better safe than sorry. You may not need a lot of medical care or your claim may not cost a lot of money, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect yourself immediately and risk a denied claim. Err on the side of caution: Protect your rights to workers’ compensation. Here’s what you should do. 1. Report the injury to your supervisor immediately. Legal deadlines will end your right to compensation if you don’t report soon enough. Your employers are also required to document your injury reports, no matter how severe. 2. Go to the doctor even if you don’t think you need to, and do it right away. Make sure your injury isn’t more severe than you realize and start preventive care if you need it. Plus, the

3. Be honest with your doctor. You want completely accurate documentation of your injuries, and the only way to get it is to explain everything thoroughly. Be specific about what you were doing when you got hurt, where it hurt, and what it felt like. Don’t minimize your pain. You’re reporting symptoms so they can be treated. 4. Follow your doctor’s advice, even if you don’t want to. If you’re not willing to help yourself, then no one else will want to help you. That especially includes insurance adjusters, employers, and commissioners. Letting your employer know that you got hurt and want to seek medical attention can be uncomfortable. But remember that your employer has a legal obligation to help employees who get hurt at work. If you want to seek workers’ compensation, contact Holland & Usry so we can help.

2 Corinthians 12:10 “When you’ve done everything you can do, that’s when God will step in and do what you can’t do.” Romans 8:39 “Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Matthew 5:23-24 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.” Good News

EASY SHRIMP SCAMPI

Make date night simple with this easy shrimp scampi recipe.

Ingredients

4 tbsp butter

1/2 tsp oregano

4 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup dry white wine

1 tbsp minced garlic

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined

8 oz cooked linguine

1/4 cup parsley

Directions

1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. 2. Add shrimp and oregano, stirring frequently until shrimp is pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. 3. Add wine and lemon juice to skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. 4. Stir in remaining butter and olive oil and cook until butter is melted. 5. Add cooked shrimp to skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. 6. In a serving bowl, top cooked linguine with shrimp mixture. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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