Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Despite the fact that more than 12,000 workers are injured every day in this country according to the National Safety Council, incurring an injury while attempting to make a living is a setback that no worker anticipates. Becoming unexpectedly injured at work can result in harsh consequences such as piles of medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses that you aren’t prepared for. This is one of the primary reasons that many injured workers choose to pursue a workers’ compensation claim in order to help offset these unforeseen financial constraints.
In some cases, an injured worker may be able to successfully handle a claim without legal help, especially when the injuries in question are minor. This is most common when:
- The circumstances of the injury are straightforward;
- The workplace injuries are uncontested by the employer and its insurance company; and
- The medical history of the worker is uncomplicated.
However, many times, all of these factors are not present in relation to a workplace injury and therefore, it is typically in the best interest of an injured worker to obtain the help of an attorney.
How Can a Lawyer be an Asset to Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?
There are two important reasons, among many others, that an experienced workers’ compensation attorney is an asset to your claim.
They are experienced at battling companies and insurers.
One of the truest things about any workers’ compensation case is that if an insurance company thinks it can get away with denying your claim, it will do so no matter how badly you have been injured and despite how legitimate your injuries are. In addition, even the best workers have found themselves surprised to discover that an employer is often hesitant to sign off on a claim that means its insurance premiums are increasing. Experienced workers’ compensation attorneys understand how to navigate this system and ensure that you present the right evidence at the right time that gives you the best chance of maximizing your claim.
They know the value of your injuries.
Even if the initial paperwork doesn’t seem as intimidating, injured workers who try to handle claims on their own often find themselves in an uncertain place when attempting to negotiate for a settlement for their injuries because they have no idea what financial compensation they are actually entitled to. In this situation, insurance companies try to pressure workers into accepting an offer that is much too low. Any amount may sound tempting in a world where bills are mounting but that doesn’t mean you should accept just anything. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney also has the advantage of being able to estimate how much your case is worth and ensure that you don’t accept a low-ball offer.
We Offer the Ideal Combination of Experience and Dedication.
As the experienced Miami personal injury attorneys at Payer & Associates, we are dedicated to helping you get the full compensation you are entitled to. Our record of achieving maximum compensation for those who have been injured in the workplace speaks volumes for our devotion to providing quality service. We are dedicated to helping those who have suffered a debilitating illness or disability while simply trying to make a living. Reach out for help today to begin discussing how we can help you maximize your legal rights.