Injured at Work and Need to File for Worker’s Compensation? Here are 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Attorney￼
If you get hurt at work, you have worker’s compensation rights. But, do you know how to protect them? Without legal representation, it can be challenging. This is why we’ve got five great reasons you should hire an attorney for a worker’s compensation claim.
#1: Determining Eligibility and Legal Requirements
Most but not all work injuries qualify for worker’s compensation. Speaking with an attorney first can help determine if you’re eligible before you go through the process of filing a claim. If you qualify, an attorney can help you understand the legal requirements, including proving the injury is work-related, filing a claim correctly, and finding an approved worker’s compensation doctor.
#2: Getting the Right Benefits
An attorney can help you understand the available work-related injury benefits and determine which you should seek. They can include medical, disability, and vocational benefits, some of which start immediately, and some you can take advantage of if you miss work due to the injury.
#3: Dealing with Insurance
Your company most likely has worker’s compensation insurance, which means that’s who you’ll be dealing with. Just like with any insurance claim, there can be challenges to your care and benefits after an injury. An attorney can work with the insurance company for you.
#4: Denial of Compensation
Insurance companies may deny your claim. Without legal training, it can be challenging to represent yourself. A worker’s compensation attorney can help you navigate the waters and file an appeal.
#5: Additional Compensation
There are multiple options for claims related to an on-the-job injury. Sometimes worker’s compensation benefits aren’t enough. An attorney can help determine if you should file other claims to compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Whether gathering information and proof, dealing with insurance, finding a doctor, or trying to work around a claim denial, there’s no reason to go without an attorney if you get injured at work. The experienced team at Carr Legal Group is waiting for your call to help you through the worker’s compensation process and get you the benefits you’re entitled to.Back