Is your workers’ compensation attorney ‘on the job,’ when you can’t be?
There’s a unique perspective that you hear from a workers’ compensation attorney. Unlike a personal injury attorney, workers’ compensation lawyers may stay connected to a client for life. Their workers’ compensation file remains open for the remainder of their life. It doesn’t happen with every case, but it does happen. So if you’re injured and can no longer work, or your work is severely limited as a result of injuries, it’s smart to choose an attorney you’re going to work with… potentially, for a very long time.
How does it work with a workers’ compensation attorney if I have a workers’ compensation case?
A workers’ compensation attorney is a legal professional who specializes in helping employees who’ve been injured or become ill as a result of their job. The goal of a workers’ compensation lawyer is to help their clients receive the benefits and compensation they’re entitled to under state and federal laws.
Protecting Employees Who Are Injured On the Job
Workers’ compensation laws were established to protect employees who are injured on the job. These laws require employers to provide medical care and financial compensation to employees who suffer a work-related injury or illness. However, the process of filing a workers compensation claim and receiving benefits can be complicated, and employers and insurance companies may attempt to deny or reduce benefits.
This is where a workers’ compensation lawyer can be of great assistance. A skilled workers’ compensation lawyer can help their clients navigate the complicated legal process of filing a claim and receiving benefits. They can also provide guidance and advice throughout the entire process, including representing their clients in court if necessary.
Some of the services a workers compensation attorney can provide someone who’s hurt on the job include:
- Assisting with filing a workers compensation claim – there are a lot of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s; it’s not a process we would advise going it alone on.
- Advocating for their client’s rights and interests
- Investigating the accident or incident that caused the injury
- Gathering evidence and witness statements
- Negotiating with insurance companies and employers
- Representing their client in court, if necessary
- Ensuring their client receives the appropriate medical treatment and rehabilitation
A workers’ compensation attorney will also ensure that their client receives fair compensation for their lost wages, medical bills, and any other expenses related to the injury or illness. They can also provide guidance and advice on other legal matters, such as a personal injury case related to the same incident, or Social Security disability benefits, if applicable.
If you’ve suffered a work-related injury or illness, it’s essential to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. Timing is very important in these cases. Deadlines are deadlines. And if you miss one, worse-case is that you won’t have a case at all. Best case, your process is made more difficult and most definitely dragged out further. The right dedicated workers’ comp expert can help you understand your rights and options. They can guide you through the complex legal process of obtaining the benefits and compensation you deserve. With the help of a skilled workers compensation lawyer, you can focus on your recovery and getting back to work without worrying about your financial situation.
The dedicated workers’ compensation team at Stanley Law have been focused on defending the rights of injured workers for decades. You’ll know right away how they’re on your side, being your voice for you. Just take a look at our online reviews to see the great work that workers’ comp lawyers Megan Fallon, Sheila Fallon, Arthur Bigsby, and their talented paralegals, are doing every day to be there… for you.
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