Workers Compensation claims are frowned upon by employers due to the fact the more claims made the higher the premiums are but if she has a legitimate on the job injury which it sounds like she does she should report it.
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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
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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.
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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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She needs to hire a good workers compensation attorney ASAP.
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