Every company who hires employees is required by law to protect them with a worker’s compensation policy, but this doesn’t mean that you won’t have trouble taking advantage of it when you need it. While some people find that they can successfully obtain the settlement they need on their own, many find that they need a skilled attorney to help them with the process. If you’re in one of the following three situations, you may want to speak to a lawyer as soon as you can:
Workers’ compensation policies do have rules attached to them, and you must follow all of these rules in order to have a successful outcome. You need to make sure that you’ve properly reported all of your injuries to the proper authorities at work and have followed all reporting procedures as well as other instructions they may give you. An attorney can give you sound advice on what to do if you claim is denied due to a misstep and how to make sure you avoid further trouble as the case progresses.
Your doctor’s findings will be a critical component in determining whether your claim is approved or denied. Before you seek medical attention, you may want to get in touch with a lawyer who can advise you on things like what to do if your employer claims that your injury was a pre-existing conditions as well as giving you tips on making sure that every injury is correctly reported on your medical records.
Unfortunately, it is possible that you will need to protect yourself from either your employer or the insurance company after you submit your claim. If your employer retaliates against you (by firing you, giving you a bad review, or taking other negative actions against you) or the insurance company tries to bully you into signing a settlement agreement, call an attorney to discuss what your next move should be so that you remain protected at all times.
Being denied for workers’ compensation benefits can be frustrating, especially when you have expensive medical bills to pay or you desperately need to make up for your lost wages. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t hesitate to contact the team at William D. McGillicuddy Law Office, PC so that you’ll have an advocate on your side to get through the process and get back to living your best life.