As someone injured on the job, you probably have a lot of questions on your mind. In the ideal world, you shouldn’t have to struggle to get the rightful workers’ compensation benefits, but things rarely unfold as simply as that. The workers’ compensation insurance is a no-fault system. If you suffered an on-the-job injury, it doesn’t matter whether you were at fault as long as the damage is related to the regular course of employment. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not known to be kind.
Hiring a Workers Compensation lawyer can help you in such circumstances, especially if you don’t understand the legal jargon or how to deal with the process. Not every claim needs an attorney, but if you are dealing with any of the things below, get in touch with an expert immediately.
- You have suffered a career-threatening injury. If your injury is likely to prevent you from working further or impact your livelihood in any manner, you need to know how to proceed with the claim better to get fair benefits.
- You have been treated unfairly. You would expect your employer to be honest, fair, and transparent with you, but if that isn’t the case, talk to a lawyer immediately. It is not uncommon for workers to endure unfair treatment after an injury.
- You don’t have the necessary information or access to documents. You should have access to your file, the IME report, and relevant info. If you are being denied that or have been at loggerheads with your employer, call a lawyer.
- You are being asked to take up full-day tasks. If your doctor has assigned light duty, but your employer is asking you to work as before, it is a clear case of harassment. You may have a valid case to pursue, and your attorney can help.
- You have a third-party claim. If your claim also involves a third party liable for your injuries and consequent losses, you may have another injury claim to deal with. Get in touch with an attorney to know the legal options.
- You have suffered a permanent or partial disability. If you don’t understand the laws related to disabilities following a work injury, you definitely need to seek legal counsel. Don’t let the insurance company fool you in any manner.
Schedule an appointment today to discuss your case for free, and don’t shy away from asking questions about the lawyer’s profile.