Workplace injuries happen all the time. Someone trips over an item left out in a hallway. An employee strains his or her back lifting a heavy load. Or, often more serious, a worker is injured by equipment or heavy machinery. Fortunately, workers’ compensation offers some protection for employees injured on the job—helping manage medical bills or covering a portion of lost wages. It’s insurance, and, just like personal health insurance, it covers injuries ranging from serious to relatively minor. In most cases, an employee is eligible for workers’ compensation no matter who’s at fault. You’re probably concerned if you hire a Macon workers’ comp lawyer to assist you with your workers’ compensation claim, you could lose your job. However, it’s rare to lose your job for this reason and it typically only happens when you’re totally disabled and can’t perform essential job functions. Instead, injured employees are often released to lighter duty activities and can still have their medical bills paid. Since workers’ compensation doesn’t offer job protection, a lawyer can’t keep you from losing your job, but it’s unlikely you will just because you’re filing a claim.