How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You
When employees experience work-related injuries, they may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, employers and their insurance carriers have a financial incentive to fight these claims, and many of them routinely do so.
Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Hiring an experienced workers’ compensation attorney gives employees the best possible chance of securing the benefits they deserve. When you’ve been injured on the job, you should consult a workers’ compensation attorney if:
- Your employer disputes your claim. Many employers and insurance companies routinely deny legitimate workers’ compensation claims. If your employer denies your claim and you don’t file an appeal, you won’t receive workers’ compensation benefits. You need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to fight for the benefits you deserve.
- Your injuries prevent you from returning to work. When workplace injuries lead to permanent physical impairment, employees are entitled to disability payments. These claims can be extremely expensive for insurance companies, who will often fight to avoid giving you the compensation you deserve. An attorney can gather medical records, obtain medical opinions, and arrange for expert testimony to support your claim.
- Your employer retaliates against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Employers sometimes attempt to illegally punish workers for filing a claim by cutting their work hours, reducing their pay, demoting employees, or even firing them. An attorney can ensure that your employer doesn’t retaliate against you. Your lawyer can hold your employer accountable if retaliation has already occurred.
- Your workers’ compensation settlement offer is insufficient. Employees sometimes receive settlement offers that won’t cover all of their lost wages and medical expenses. Judges tend to approve any workers’ compensation agreement that isn’t grossly unfair, so you need an attorney to help you receive the best possible settlement.
Receiving Workers’ Compensation
When you’ve been injured on the job, you need professional representation by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. To learn more, contact the law offices of Steve M. Lee, P.C., by using the form on this page.