Many injured workers do not receive the compensation, medical care and rehabilitation services they need. Sometimes they accept the doctor chosen by their employer’s insurance company. Without an objective assessment, it is possible that denying the medical care and treatment you need to recover will not get you the financial compensation you are entitled to. Hiring a Worker’s Compensation lawyer can help you in this regard.
Hire a law firm that is experienced in workers’ compensation. Choose one that has helped injured people get the benefits and compensation they deserve. Make sure they are aggressive, ethical and experienced – and determined to prevail. Don’t worry about payment because many offer a free initial consultation.
Many workers’ compensation lawyers handle problems including:
- Injuries to the Knee, Ankle and Foot
- Shoulder and Elbow Injuries
Why Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
The workers’ compensation system was developed to provide an orderly way to compensate workers who were injured on the job. Unfortunately it has evolved to become an adversarial system. Your employer’s insurance company wants to limit the amount of compensation paid and use the system to do just that. Getting the compensation you deserve usually requires the help of an attorney with experience in representing injured workers.
How a Lawyer Can Help
As your attorney, the professional you choose can help in many ways, including:
- Browsing through the complex system to maximize the benefits you receive
- Getting an objective assessment from a doctor and getting the treatment you need to recover
- Striving at all levels of the system
- Ensuring your firm’s attorneys have handled cases before the court successfully
Their goal is to help you obtain compensation, medical treatment and rehabilitation. Beyond that, they should do their best to help you obtain the best possible financial recovery.
If a work accident was due to the negligence of others, you may be able to get compensation beyond Worker’s Compensation. In this situation, choose a lawyer that can file a claim for workers’ compensation and personal injury against the party of the work-related accident. The cases of these types of claims are complex.