Why You Need A Worker's Comp Attorney

Historically, the workers’ compensation system has been abused due to employees filing fraudulent claims. As a result insurance companies have begun to systematically deny benefits to injured workers. Some contend that insurance companies use the historic abuse as a pretext for denying valid claims. This argument is supported by the fact that the insurance industry denies benefits to every sector-- including auto, health, and homeowners. Denial of insurance benefits to the beneficiaries of insurance policies is nothing new.

Regardless of the rationale for this denial of benefits by the workers’ compensation insurance providers, the fact remains that most employees are unaware of their rights and, often, waive them unintentionally. Many employers become very nice and treat injured workers with a great degree of kindness until the statutory time limit for filing a claim passes. At that time the employee is fired and has no legal remedy. The pain associated with the injury and the feeling of powerlessness that comes with it is then compounded with humiliation. You must certainly be warned, if you are injured on the job seek advice from a workers’ compensation attorney and know your rights.

When employees attempt to file their own claims, they find themselves lost in the maze of legal wrangling that follows the filing of a workers’ compensation claim. Certain aspects of the workers’ compensation system require having an attorney focused on workers’ compensation law. Furthermore, in workers’ compensation matters, the Attorney Fees are paid by the insurance company. Moreover, I won’t charge you a dime unless you win and when you win, the fees are paid for by the insurance company. Therefore, it is to your advantage to hire a workers’ compensation attorney.

Generally, if you have work-related injuries, you are not earning any money. You are likely falling behind on your bills and waiting for calls from bill collectors. When you are represented by an attorney, you can be confident and at peace knowing that your attorney will see to it that your medical bills are paid and that you will receive your entitled benefits ASAP.