Injured at work? Why you need a worker’s compensation attorney
September 14, 2017
If you’re injured on the job, you will naturally have a ton of questions on your mind. First and foremost is the concern of whether or not you qualify for worker’s compensation, so for many individuals, it can be particularly beneficial to consult an attorney who has experience assessing these types of claims.
However, there are many more reasons to consider consulting a worker’s compensation attorney. Here are just a few of the benefits of hiring a worker’s compensation attorney after being injured at work.
Prevents your claim from being denied
Your employer will likely work hard to see that your claim is denied. If you go into the process of filing a worker’s compensation claim alone without knowing what your rights are in the situation, you may find your claim denied. While a denied claim can be appealed, it is easier to make sure that these things are done correctly the first time. With an experienced worker’s compensation attorney on your side, you will have someone with knowledge of the law working to make sure your claim goes as smoothly as possible — and that your claim is not denied when you are owed compensation.
Someone experienced is guiding you through the process
In order to avoid your claim being denied, it is important that certain guidelines are followed, and that all paperwork is filled out properly and submitted by certain deadlines. For someone who is not experienced in dealing with these types of claims, it can quickly become overwhelming trying to work through all of this paperwork, especially as it can be difficult to decipher the complex legal language. However, when you hire a worker’s compensation attorney you will not have to worry about these mountains of paperwork, as your attorney will take care of most of the details of filing your claim for you.
Ensure you get the compensation you deserve
Most people who are injured at work do not know what their worker’s compensation claim is worth. Thus, if you attempt to file a claim on your own, you may find yourself taken advantage of, as your employer may try to talk you into settling for much less than what your claim is worth — and what is owed to you. However, a worker’s compensation attorney will have experience assessing these types of claims, and will be able to determine what you are owed based on the extent of your injuries, and how these injuries impact your day-to-day life.
Allows you to focus on healing
Being injured in the workplace can be stressful in itself as you may have medical bills to deal with, and/or you may be out of work for an extended period of time. However, it is vital that you spend as much time as possible after your accident relaxing and focusing on healing so that you can get back on your feet. However, people who attempt to file a worker’s compensation claim on their own often subject themselves to a great deal of time-consuming work, and unnecessary stress. Hiring a worker’s compensation attorney will remove this burden from your shoulders and allow you to solely focus on getting better.
If you have recently been injured in a workplace accident, do not make the mistake of attempting to file a worker’s compensation claim on your own. Consulting an attorney during this time can help to make the process go much smoother, will help you get the compensation you deserve, and will allow you to focus on healing. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of hiring an attorney after being injured at work.