Giving Disabled Workers the Freedom to Focus on Their Recovery
Getting hurt on the job can change your life in an instant. And even if your injuries will only keep you out of work temporarily, there’s still a lot to think about. Who will cover your medical treatment? How will you pay your bills? How much is your employer required to help? For many people, the questions quickly become overwhelming.
An experienced workers’ comp attorney can protect you after a workplace injury. In addition to helping you accurately calculate the value of your case, file your workers’ compensation claim within the time limit, and maintain all the necessary records, your attorney can also protect you if your employer’s insurance company disputes your version of events.
Unfortunately, insurance companies will often look for ways to deny or reduce your workers’ comp benefits. For example:
- They may try to argue that you are only partially disabled and still capable of working
- They may say that your injury occurred outside the workplace or was a pre-existing condition
- They may try to take away your benefits by arguing that you were at fault for the accident or violated a company rule or policy (even inadvertently)
The best time to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer is as soon as possible after your workplace injury. Some of the biggest, most critical problems and avoidable mistakes with workers’ comp claims occur within the first few days and weeks after the incident. By seeking legal advice as early as possible, you can protect yourself against these complex legal obstacles.