Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been hurt while on the job, you may have already taken the step of filing an accident report with your employer. Your employer may have, perhaps in a very well-meaning way, advised you that you don’t need to seek legal counsel to file a workers’ compensation claim. Your employer may have suggested that between filing some relatively straightforward paperwork and answering a few questions that you’ll be able to receive your full benefits without any “fuss.”
It’s true that when the workers’ compensation system works as it is intended to work, many injured and ill workers are empowered to file their workers’ compensation benefits claims without hiring an attorney to assist in that process. Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation system doesn’t always work in the ways it was intended to function. As a result, too many workers find that their “simple” claims have been denied or significantly undervalued. This is one of the many reasons why it’s generally a good idea to seek legal assistance when filing a workers’ compensation claim instead of approaching this process with a “do it yourself” mentality.
The Benefits of Workers’ Comp Representation
Workers’ compensation insurance providers generally operate in a for-profit capacity. Even those that don’t are understandably concerned with protecting their bottom line. As a result, claims adjusters are instructed to look for ways (some reasonable, some unreasonable) to limit the amount of compensation owed to those seeking benefits awards. At times, legitimate claims may even be rejected for “red tape” reasons in the hopes that workers won’t file an appeal. Not all workers’ compensation insurance operations are shady, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Working with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help to ensure that you receive the full amount of benefits that you’re owed, that you don’t experience unreasonable delays, and that your claim isn’t rejected for easily remedied administrative challenges. Additionally, in the event that your claim is either rejected or undervalued, an attorney can help you to correct that situation as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Legal Assistance Is Available
When you’re recovering from a work-related injury, you likely just want to heal and get back on the job. Submitting a workers’ compensation benefits claim can help to ensure that your costs are covered during this time. To better ensure that your claim is approved and paid at a fair rate, please schedule a confidential, risk-free consultation with our firm today. Once we learn more about your situation, we’ll be able to clarify your options and assist you with your legal needs. In the event that a third party (such as the manufacturer of faulty equipment, a motorist, etc.) contributed to your work-related injuries, we may recommend that you pursue a personal injury claim in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. If you have questions about a work injury case, contact a work injury lawyer like the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt for more information.