An unfortunate truth surrounding workers’ compensation is the employer, or their insurance carrier, may deny your claim, even when it is legitimate and the employer and/or work situation is at fault. When this happens, it can leave injured workers lost in a system of appeals. During these times, it is common for workers to simply give up or become lost trying to navigate the system on their own. Rather than going through these steps alone, it is beneficial for workers suffering a work-related injury or illness to work with an attorney who can handle the case for them. Working with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney will help to ensure a better outcome from the claim.
What a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Do For Your Case
In addition to advising how to handle the case and navigating the nuances, an experienced attorney can help to tilt the scales in your favor.
Negotiating with any insurance company comes with its headaches. To reach a settlement, our workers’ comp attorneys are able to estimate how much your case is worth, meaning the amount of benefits you are entitled to, taking a few factors into consideration. These factors include:
- Extent of injuries and limitations
- Course of medical treatments and associated expenses
- Impairments and the extent of the disability and whether it’s a permanent impairment
- Wages earned
When a case goes to a hearing or trial in front of a workers’ compensation judge, your attorney will then present your case. In essence, presenting evidence as to why you should receive the benefits being outlined to the judge. Representing a case on your own is not advisable as insurance companies and employers will do their best to convince the judge to rule in their favor. It is our goal to convince them otherwise. If at the end of the case, you are not satisfied, the attorney representing you can appeal the decision.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
With workplace injuries and illnesses leading to disputes and claims, it is important to seek legal counsel to represent your workers’ comp case. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you. Contact us today to learn more about how we may be able to help your case.