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How to Know if You Need a Work Injury Compensation Lawyer

Published on May 25th, 2022

So you’ve been injured at work on behalf of your job. Where do you go from there? In this case, you should be working with your insurance company to file what’s known as a workers’ compensation claim. If you need medical attention, have medical bills, and accrue lost wages, you should not be in charge of dealing with the aftermath of those.

Employers and insurance companies aren’t always willing to give you the compensation you deserve. However, working with a skilled attorney will help ensure they will. Following are some situations where having a lawyer would be essential.

Employers or Insurance Denying Incident

Oftentimes, if a minor injury happens or goes unreported, your employer or insurance carrier may deny that it happened. If your symptoms from the injury become worse at work, then they may even deny it further. This is a major issue and is largely unfair to the injured employee. In this case, you will need a tough lawyer to advocate for you to prove that your injury and its effects are valid.

Employer is Dragging on the Process

The reporting process should not be dragged on. If it’s being dragged on by either the insurance or your employer, it’s a cause for concern and shows you will most likely need a lawyer to back you up. After being injured on the job, you should notify your employer immediately and contact a workers’ compensation attorney.

Your company is supposed to take several steps to file the claim, and the process should take about a month maximum. Hiring a lawyer can help speed up the process and ensure that every step is taken.

If You Received a Permanent Disability

Unfortunately, if the accident you had at work was serious enough, you may be left with permanent disabilities that keep you from being able to fully return to work. If this is the case, then your insurance company is highly likely to contest this claim because it will be expensive for them. However, if you were truly injured, you have the complete right to compensation, and will need a hard-hitting lawyer to fight for you.

In addition, if you had a pre-existing condition, your insurance company or employer will easily try and blame your injury on that. Without sufficient evidence, this can be a harder case to fight, garnering the need for an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.

If The Settlement Isn’t Sufficient

The settlement you receive should cover all lost wages and medical bills. It should sufficiently ensure that your finances are not depleted in paying for services due to your injury. The settlement is determined based on a rating system from your doctors.

If your workers’ compensation settlement is not up to par with where it should be, you most likely received an unfair rating that doesn’t reflect your injury or medical bills. If this is the case, you’ll need a lawyer to convince the judge and the system that you’re in need of a higher settlement.

Worker Compensation Lawyers Near Me

Getting the appropriate workers’ compensation benefits from workplace injuries can seem like an uphill battle. However, when you partner with an attorney from The Crosby Law Firm, it doesn’t have to be.

If you’ve been injured on the job and want to make sure you get the financial compensation you rightfully deserve, contact an attorney from our team today.

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