7 ways an experienced workmans comp lawyer can protect you and get you a larger settlement
Hiring an experienced workmans comp lawyer can be the most important decision that you will ever make, because employers and insurance companies can play dirty and you need someone to level the playing field. Below we’ve provided several ways a workmans comp lawyer can help you.
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1. Fight for you when your insurance company disputes your claim
Insurance companies routinely dispute workers compensation claims to save money. It does not matter how a person was injured or what their doctor says. An experienced workmans comp lawyer can challenge an unfair decision in court and get you all the work comp benefits you’re entitled to under the law.
Here’s more information on what to do if your workers compensation claim has been denied or disputed.
2. Deal with your employer for you so you can recover
You simply can’t count on your employer or its insurance company to do the right thing. Many people who are on Michigan workers compensation eventually find themselves between a rock and a hard place. They are told by their employer to report back to work regardless of their medical restrictions. Some are told that they have fully recovered and no longer need any medical treatment.
You need to concentrate on recovery. An experienced workmans comp lawyer will deal with your employer and the insurance company so you can focus on getting better.
You should not have the added stress of worrying about medical bills or supporting your family.
Your benefits will not be forfeited because you spoke with or hired a workmans comp lawyer. Work comp benefits are payable as long as you continue to be unable to work or need medical treatment.
Here’s more information on why your benefits can’t be terminated for hiring a lawyer.
The workmans comp lawyer does not even have to make his or her presence known. All communication between you and your attorney is private and confidential.
Sometimes, a workmans comp lawyer can even help you resolve minor problems on your own, without the employer knowing you hired a lawyer.
3. Help you receive all of your work comp benefits
We find that many insurance companies do not fully disclose all of the workers compensation benefits available to you: lost wages, medical care and vocational rehabilitation.
Individuals are frequently paid at the wrong rate (usually a lesser rate) or not told about attendant care services, which is in-home nursing care.
Our workmans comp lawyers can review your claim to determine if you are receiving all the benefits you’re entitled to under the law.
4. Meet with you free of charge
You will not be charged a fee to meet or discuss your workers compensation claims. These types of cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning you will only pay a fee if you receive additional workers compensation benefits or a settlement.
Do not let the fear of cost stop you from hiring a great workers compensation lawyer.
Here’s more information on the free meeting with your workmans comp lawyer.
5. Challenge a bad medical opinion in court
Most insurance companies will send you to an independent” medical examination (IME). You must attend or you risk losing your workers compensation benefits. These examinations are not truly independent as the doctor is selected by the insurance company. Insurance companies use the same doctors over and over again, and will often say a seriously injured worker can return to work.
Our workmans comp lawyers will be able to challenge a bad medical opinion in court.
6. Help you get a much larger work comp settlement
You should never attempt to settle a workers compensation case on your own. You will always get a larger settlement with the help of an experienced workmans comp lawyer.
Insurance companies frequently take advantage of individuals who are not represented by a lawyer. You may be offered a small settlement because the insurance company is betting you are in financial trouble or do not understand all of your legal rights.
An attorney can advise you as to the true value of your case. And a larger settlement will always offset any attorney fee.
7. Protect your legal rights and your entitlement to other benefits
Many people who settle their workers compensation case without a lawyer do so without understanding the consequences of their actions. When you settle a workers compensation case, you are giving up substantial legal rights.
You could also be jeopardizing your entitlement to other disability benefits. An experienced workers compensation attorney can show you how to allocate your settlement so you do not lose out on other disability benefits or future medical care.
Have questions about hiring a workers comp lawyer?
Call us at (844) 345-0952 or fill out our free consultation form. The call and the advice are free.
Insurance companies and employers usually play dirty. You need someone on your side who has the experience and knowledge to level the playing field. Don’t wait until you’re cut off to hire an experienced workmans comp lawyer.