If you have suffered an illness or injury at work, you are entitled to benefits. It can be easy to get lost in the bureaucratic nightmare that is a workers’ compensation claim. Don’t let employers and insurance companies bully you into giving up your rights. An experienced workers’ comp attorney can go to bat for you and protect your interests. If you face any of the following issues with your claim, you need an attorney on your side.
Workers’ compensation is designed to provide coverage to employees injured on the job. Unfortunately, employers and insurers alike often deny legitimate claims. Don’t let a denial discourage you! An attorney can help you successfully navigate the appeals process.
Insurers and employers are often quick to offer sub-par settlements that fail to adequately cover all of your medical expenses and lost wages. Judges will sign off on most settlement agreements as long as they are not excessively unfair at first glance. With a workers’ comp attorney, you don’t have to settle for less.
It is unlawful for an employer to terminate you, demote you, cut your wages, or otherwise discriminate against you for a workers’ compensation claim. Unfortunately, that does not always prevent it from happening. Your workers’ comp attorney can help end the harassment and ensure you receive fair treatment.
If you have suffered a permanent disability on the job that prevents you from returning to work, you are eligible to a substantial settlement from the insurer – either in one large lump-sum or in installments over time. However, insurers will avoid paying this huge settlement at all costs. It is vital to have an experienced workers’ comp attorney on your side to get you what you deserve.
Workers’ compensation is designed to help you in the event of a workplace injury, but your interests are not always fairly upheld. If you need help securing your rights in a workers’ compensation claim, contact the Todd. R. Durham Law Firm today at (214) 222-4000.