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Do You Need Help With Your Workers' Compensation Claim?

by Theresa Hoffman

It should not be necessary to get additional support from a legal professional when you are hurt at work. However, many employees must seek out a workers' compensation lawyer when things go wrong. You have a right to be paid benefits for legitimate work injuries, even if you must use a lawyer to get them.

Call a Workers' Compensation Lawyer

If you are owed benefits, the workers' compensation lawyer will work on your case even if you have no money to pay them. The money to pay the lawyer will come from your settlement once you win benefits. In the instance that you don't win a settlement from the workers' comp insurer, you will owe the lawyer nothing. This type of payment arrangement is very common and is known as a contingency fee agreement. The amount you owe your lawyer is usually a certain percentage of your workers' compensation settlement, which can vary.

Workers' Compensation Problems

Unfortunately, the below problems with claims are not that uncommon. If any of the below happen to you, call a workers' compensation lawyer for help:

  • You are having issues locating medical help that is approved by the workers' compensation insurer.
  • You have been told that your injury was preexisting and you are not eligible for benefits. This common denial reason can be challenging to fight against. However, workers should know that just because you have a preexisting condition is no reason to deny a claim. You must show, though, that work conditions or an injury worsened your previous condition.
  • You have been ordered back to work but are still experiencing pain and discomfort from the work injury.
  • You have been told that you cannot return to your previous job because of a permanent injury. However, you are being asked to work at an alternative job that is not suitable for you.
  • You have been ruled to be permanently disabled but you disagree with the percentages. For example, you might be ruled to be 75% disabled but you believe it's more like 90%.
  • You have appealed a workers' compensation ruling but are confused about the complex process.
  • You have been offered a settlement because of a permanent injury but are not certain the offer is enough to sustain you.
  • You are facing a hearing and need help with your case.

Your workers' compensation lawyer understands the complicated laws that govern this form of insurance. They can help you get the benefits you deserve. Call a workers' compensation service to learn more.