A workplace injury was not supposed to happen. And this is a serious one related to your back, expected to sideline you from work for several weeks, perhaps even months. You worry, you sweat, and you wonder how you will be able to support your family. You need that paycheck.
While your employer quickly maneuvers and makes promises, you wonder whether the company can fulfill those promises and is even looking out for you. With confusion and uncertainty swirling, you have some serious decisions to make. One of them is to retain a skilled attorney who in workers’ compensation legal matters.
Filling out claim and filing appeal
In workers’ compensation cases, an attorney will do his or her best to fulfill promises. And, at the same time, he or she looks out for you. That is likely more than you can expect from your employer and its insurance company. Together, those entities, sometimes, collude in ensuring that injured workers like you do not get the benefits you deserve.
Here are some of the crucial ways that an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can do for you:
- Explain to you the types of injuries that qualify you for workers’ compensation, while helping you understand eligibility requirements.
- Provide an understandable explanation of the workers’ compensation process, which can by complicated and overwhelming.
- Guide you in filling out and filing the initial claims for benefits as well as pursue benefit extensions when your injury lasts longer than expected.
- Advocate for you if your employer’s insurance company denies your claim, initiating an appeals process.
An empathetic and knowledgeable attorney fights for the workers’ compensation benefits that you and your family deserve. Having one in your corner significantly boosts your chances of securing those necessary benefits.