If you are hurt or disabled while on the job, you enter the highly technical and confusingly complex world of Workers’ Compensation. This area of federal and state law is designed to limit an employer’s financial risk by limiting how much you can be awarded to use for your recovery.
Do not go blindly into this world. Seeking legal counsel experienced in this area of law at the earliest possible moment is in your best interests. Most Workers’ Compensation lawyers offer free consultations.
Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance for employers, and it is the insurance company’s job to pay the lowest amount possible for your claim. Hiring an attorney will help you get the medical care and compensation you deserve.
Your employer has a Workers’ Compensation attorney available who knows the system and is paid to work against you. By hiring an attorney who is well-versed in Workers’ Compensation law and procedures, you can protect your rights and obtain the best result possible.
Your lawyer fights for you. Your lawyer will ask you to explain how you were hurt so he or she can determine any other pertinent facts that lead to the accident and injury. For example, it may be that you were hurt because of your employer’s negligence. If that’s the case, you could take legal action beyond Workers’ Compensation by filing a civil lawsuit.
Your lawyer also will explain the Workers’ Compensation law impacting your circumstances in terms you can readily understand so you know exactly what you are up against and take the appropriate procedural measures for you.
As your claim moves through the maze that is the Workers’ Compensation system, your attorney will serve as your liaison with the opposing lawyers and negotiate the best result available to you.