Did a work accident leave you unable to peform your duties and provide for your family? A workers comp law firm can help. Here’s how.
We have years of experience helping people just like you to make it through their workers’ comp claims as painlessly as possible. Get you paid. Get your medical bills covered and help you provide for your family while you’re unable to work. If you are still on the fence as to if you need the help of an attorney, then read on! We’re giving you five reasons that the first call you make after getting injured should be to a seasoned legal counsel.
Reason 5. Do You Even Need a Lawsuit?
The first thing an experienced workers’ comp attorney can do is review your case with a clear and detailed eye. Do you even need to file a lawsuit in the first place? Do you have a case? Has an actual injury incurred? A workers comp attorney will review your case totally free, no risk to you at all. We’ll talk to you with honesty and respect about your case. Plus, retaining services costs you nothing out of pocket! We are compensated based only on your settlement.
Reason 4. We Know the State Laws
One of the reasons that workers’ compensation can be so confusing is that the rules and regulations can vary from state to state. Maybe you have a relative who lives in Florida who has gotten workers’ comp before and is encouraging you to do the same? What worked for them may not work for you.
Unfortunately, there exists a “geographic lottery” between states, with some offering generous benefits and others offering the bare minimum. For example, losing an arm on the job in Alabama will garner you a measly $48,000 while in Illinois it can bring in over $439,000. Each state has a “schedule of benefits” listing out parts of the body and the dollar value associated with each one. One would imagine an arm is an arm no matter where you live, right? Wrong. Experienced workers’ comp attorneys understand all the intricacies of the law and know how to help you get the maximum benefit! Did you know there is a difference between “temporary total disability” and “permanent partial disability” and “permanent total disability?” The difference depends on the type of injury you have and how damaging it is to your life and, also, what kind of work you can resume after healing! Workers’ compensation can be perplexing. Let us help you figure it out!
Reason 3. Keep You on Time!
Here’s a startling but necessary fact. One of the biggest reasons that workers’ comp claims get denied is by a missed deadline. Yes. Logistics and deadlines can make all the difference when getting you the rightful compensation you deserve in response to being injured on the job! In the state of South Carolina, an injured employee has 90 days to notify their employer of their injury or illness. This is where it gets sticky… in many cases, it is hard to prove exactly when an illness began. Perhaps your injury accumulated over time and wasn’t the result of a single incident. Bill Green can gather the evidence needed to prove when your injury and illness began to make sure that you meet all the necessary deadlines for filing your claim!
Reason 2. The Logistics of Filing.
We don’t know a single person that likes to do paperwork. Filing a workers’ comp claim can be a jumbled array of forms. Form 14 B? Physician’s Statement. Form 16? Agreement for Permanent Disability/ Disfigurement Compensation. Form 20? Statement of Earnings of Injured Employee. Form 50? Employee’s Notice of Claim and/or Request for Hearing. Did even reading that make your head spin? We don’t blame you. There are dozens of different forms that can be involved in a workers’ compensation claim. A workers comp lawyer understands the logistics needed to file your case properly, on time and in a way that sets you up for success!
1. Fighting a Denial!
If you have been injured and are unable to work, you may be relying on the money from your workers’ comp claim to keep food on the table and a roof over the head of your family. If your claim is denied? It can be scary and confusing. Why was your claim denied? What can you do next? Is this really it?
There are several reasons your claim could be denied. For example, your employer may contest that the injury suffered was a direct result of your actual work; they may say that your life outside the job is what’s responsible for your illness or ailment. You may have missed a necessary filing deadline. Maybe there is a debate as to if the stress-related mental illness you experienced as a result of your work is severe enough to warrant benefits? Bill Green will review your denial and help you fight it. He knows how to fortify your case, address the specifics needed and how to fight on behalf of your rights!
After getting injured at work, you may be tempted to handle everything by yourself. After all, with the free time you have from not working, getting your workers’ comp claim straightened out should be a piece of cake, right? Wrong. There may be obstacles at every turn! Our workers comp law firm has worked countless cases to help injured employees get the compensation they deserve. Money that is essential to helping them get the care they need and move on with life! If you have been hurt in an accident while on the job, or if you know a loved one who has, contact us today at 888-800-2455. One of our skilled professionals will step in to help you ASAP!