Workers’ compensation law is designed to provide recourse to workers in the event of an accident in the workplace, and when it is working as intended, it should streamline the process of receiving benefits so that the injured does not need to engage legal representation. Unfortunately, things don’t always work out that way, and it is important to know how to get in touch with the help you need to protect yourself and access the benefits you deserve.
The main reasons to hire a workers’ comp lawyer are related to accessing benefits and ensuring that they are adequate. If any of the following apply to you, it is a good idea to get in touch with an attorney:
Benefits do not cover all of your medical expenses.
Your employer denies your claim.
You fail to receive benefits at all.
Your medical issues prevent you from returning to your job or to work in general.
These issues crop up when employers either dispute claims or when evaluations underestimate the complexity of your injuries, but like most disputes they are resolved more quickly with professionals.
In addition to reasons relating to accessing benefits, you should talk to an attorney if any of the following factors are complicating your claim:
Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Garrety, P.C. to learn more about hiring an attorney for your workers’ compensation case.