Workers Compensation Attorneys Help You Get The Best Settlement
If you have been injured at work, or have been diagnosed with some occupational disease, you would be wise to consult with a workers compensation or a personal injury attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve.
There is a lot involved, including dealing with the attorneys representing your employer and their insurance carriers - more than you may realize. A good Workers Comp attorney is experienced in dealing with these people. He knows how they think and knows their bottom line regarding settlement.
There are several benefits to which you may be entitled when you are injured on the job. These include payment for any and all medical bills you incur as a result of your accident, lost wages or compensation if you are unable to work for a time, costs of physical therapy and vocational rehabilitation, or compensation for any permanent or partial disability resulting from your accident.
These are all things to which you are entitled and to which your employer, through its insurance provider, is responsible. You are not asking any favors or taking advantage of your employer in any way by getting a Workers Compensation attorney and filing a claim. Your employer knows this; it is legally required to carry Workers Compensation insurance for a reason.
Your attorney understands there is a statute of limitations that requires your claim to be filed within a certain period of time. He understands
the procedures and deadlines involved. He will obtain all of your medical records connected with your injury, as well as take a medical history. He will collect all medical bills so he can assess the extent of your injuries to determine a fair and equitable settlement amount.
He will communicate all of the above to your employer's insurance adjuster during a period of negotiations with them - and he is skilled in conducting these negotiations. He understands how these insurance adjusters think and can therefore look out for your best interests during such negotiations.
He will make a settlement demand - in writing - to the insurance adjuster, who will in turn consult with their superiors as well as with their insured, and generally will make a counteroffer. This negotiating process requires the expertise of an experienced lawyer.
For all the above reasons, if you have been injured at work, you need the skills and expertise that can only be had by hiring a good Workers Compensation attorney.