An accident at work can lead to physical harm and affect you emotionally and financially. Fortunately, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits after an injury at your workplace.
Navigating the workers’ compensation system can feel complex and overwhelming, but an attorney can help you move seamlessly through the process.
1. Navigating the complex claims process
Working with an experienced attorney can bring peace of mind as you navigate your workers’ compensation claim. The attorney will help to ensure that you meet all the necessary deadlines and requirements to receive the full benefits you can. She or he can also assist in gathering evidence and communicating with insurance adjusters.
2. Working to get maximum compensation
When you file a claim, the insurance companies do not work on your side. As businesses, the insurance companies’ end goal is to pay out as small a settlement as possible; as such, they may try to deny or minimize your workers’ compensation claim. An attorney can help you negotiate with the insurance company and, if needed, take your case to court. The attorney will consider the whole of your case, including lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, as they work to get you maximum compensation for your injuries.
3. Appealing a denied claim
In some instances, even with the help of an attorney, the insurer may initially deny your claim. Do not worry, as this usually does not mean you are out of options. A workers’ compensation attorney can assist in gathering new evidence, renegotiating with the insurance company and filing an appeal to continue to fight for the benefits you deserve.
Hiring an attorney can get you the support and guidance you need as you navigate the claims process.