You should hire a work comp attorney. One of the critical things about workers’ compensation claims that most employees do not understand is that their employers do not want to pay out and cover their injuries after an accident. Of course, their employer’s insurance provider doesn’t either.
This fact, while generally kept hidden from employees by all means necessary, is something that lawyers specializing in workers’ compensation are keenly aware of. We’ve seen it many times before. Usually, the scenario looks something like this:
An individual comes into our office with a disgruntled attitude toward their employer. They had been injured on the job, they say. But their request was denied when they filed a workers’ compensation claim with their employer’s insurance provider to receive funds to pay their medical bills, etc.
Sometimes, this happens more than once. In this case, generally speaking, the individual will do one of two things from there. They will either walk away from the scenario — sometimes quit their job because of how displeased and insulted they are. Or, they’ll show up at our law firm with questions about their claim. We always hope it’s the latter.
How an Attorney Can Help When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Lawyers like our team are well versed in the tactics used by insurance companies to deny even the most legitimate claims. Not only that, but workers’ compensation attorneys can also evaluate whether or not you have a legitimate claim in the first place.
For instance, some individuals may have waited too long to file a workers’ comp claim. In this case, we’ll let you know this from the get-go. Unfortunately, there are timelines and deadlines for making these claims.
Alternatively, we can tell you if your accident or injuries do not fall within the realm of worker’s compensation coverage offered by your employer. In some cases, your claim may have been legitimately denied. Though unfortunate, it’s essential to understand this as soon as possible so that you don’t waste your precious time and energy fighting for a claim that, in all likelihood, will never pay out.
Of course, the third scenario is that we can help you identify a valuable claim you should pursue. Once we do that, we can help you file your claim and make assertions to your employer and their insurance company about why you should receive the compensation you deserve.
Finally, we will assist you in avoiding a poorly negotiated deal with the insurance company. Insurance providers are all too common to trick workers into thinking their claim is illegitimate or not worth much. Workers’ compensation attorneys know exactly what we’re talking about and will call a spade a spade if we see this going on with an insurance provider.
Were You Injured on the Job?
If you were injured on the job and think you may have a legitimate workers’ compensation claim, please get in touch with the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez today. We would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your case.