Workers Compensation Lawyer
Workers compensation is vital to employees. It ensures that if they get hurt on the job, they will have the resources necessary to get better, Or if the worst happens, that they will still receive income to sustain their quality of life. If you have been injured on the job, you should receive workers compensation. If you have not, you may want to speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer to review your case and see what your legal options are. You don’t always need to hire a lawyer for workers compensation, but some good reasons to do so are:
- Your employer denies you the ability to file a claim. Some employers will try to claim that the injury didn’t happen at work. This can happen iif you are claiming a repetitive injury, you had a slight injury that you initially didn’t report, but has grown worse over time and now requires medical treatment, or if you were exposed to hazardous materials that have made you ill.
- Your employer threatens to retaliate against you. Your employer is not allowed to retaliate against you for filing a workers compensation claim, yet it happens all the time. They may feel threatened by your claim, fearing that it will expose unsafe work practices or other issues within the organization. Or your workplace might have a culture where the expectation is that you “tough it out” and that your injury is your responsibility. Neither of these are your problem, and you should be able to file for workers compensation if you were hurt on the job.
- If your settlement doesn’t cover all of your medical bills and lost income. Not only should the insurance company pay for all of your medical expenses, they should also provide you with equivalent income. However, insurance companies may try to offer you less in which case you can appeal the decision. Hiring a lawyer can help you through a complicated process taking over the work of negotiating so you can focus on healing.
- The insurance company denies your claim. Insurance companies are often focused on their bottom line. They will sometimes work harder to provide reasons why your injury doesn’t qualify to protect their bottom line. Working through this process to challenge their decision can be very complicated. Having a lawyer fighting to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve can help get you the results you want.