She is part of the cleaning crew at the casino and she was cleaning the bathroom when the door shut on her fingers and broke them she was rushed to the hospital , was out of work for about a month . She went back to work 2 months after still not being able to use her hand . She was going to therapy and found out today that she has permanent nerve damage on her hand and wont be able to use it like befor . Due to the fact that she works for an indian casino would she be able to sue the PICAYUNE RANCHERIA OF CHUKCHANSI INDIANS .
Your Mom should consult with and retain an experienced personal injury attorney.We are available and invite her to call us at 209-830-0400. She should have reported the injury to her immediate supervisor who should have provided her with a claim form as well as information on necessary medical and compensation for her wage loss during disability. The funds and procedures are regulated by the tribe code . Give us a call if you need furt assistance
This may be complicated by the fact the employer is a Indian Casino, they may be exempt from state and federal laws pertaining to employees. I have handled such cases and the tribe usually did offer some limited form of workers compensation benefits. I would ask around to see if there is a attorney who handles work comp cases for this casino.
While worker's compensation laws and practices vary state to state, Indian land and employers are not necessarily under any state jurisdiction. Should one suffer a work-related (industrial) injury while employed on Indian lands and under such a jurisdiction, he or she should retain a worker's compensation attorney who has experience with Indian/Tribal laws, procedures, etc..
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