Teacher’s Workers’ Compensation Claim for Electrical Accident May Be Under Dispute
The workers’ compensation claim of a middle school teacher who was injured in an electrical accident last February may be under dispute, claims her lawyer. Kristy Ejazk, a teacher at Pearson Middle School, suffered shock-related and burn injuries to her hand when she was injured by a light switch during an electrical shock accident.
Ejazk was taking kids back from an art class last February when the work accident happened. A loose screw had caused the light switch to come into contact with an interior metal junction box.
Following the incident, school was closed so that an investigation could take place. Grounding insulation was added to the light switches.
Ejazk was treated at a burn center for her injuries. Although she took time off work following the electrical accident, she is back teaching school and has been wearing a protective glove over her hand.
While the workers’ compensation claim has not been officially denied, the school district’s insurance carrier has submitted a form to indicate that there may be differences in opinion over some issues related to the work accident. However, Ejazk has been getting workers’ compensation for related medical costs, as well as wages and benefits for when she took time off work to recover.
Chicago, Illinois Workers’ Compensation
In the event that your workers’ compensation claim is denied or there is a disagreement with your employer about how much you are owed, it is important that you not give up your right to receive your work injury benefits.
Lawyer: Burned Winsted teacher's workers compensation claim disputed, The Register Citizen, March 19, 2010
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Electrical Burns, MayoClinic
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