Injuries sustained at work have made it difficult for you to find work. Creditors will call you every day. A serious injury can keep you from returning to work. How can I pay my bills?
Many will be in this difficult situation. Not necessarily. Solution exists.
It’s possible to get the money needed to pay bills or get medical attention. You can also recover from workplace injuries. How?
Savin and Bursk Law has a lawyer who can assist you with worker’s compensation. How you represent yourself or hire a lawyer will affect whether or not workers’ benefits are available to you.
Five benefits of hiring an attorney for workers’ compensation:
- Hiring A Workers’ Compensation Your Attorney Can Renew Your Claim After Rejection
Some think collecting workers’ comp is easy. Coworkers saw the injuries, and they were treated by a renowned doctor. Many of them will face a harsh reality when their workers’ comp claim is denied.
Then they hire a workers’ comp lawyer.
A lawyer may advise you to see specialized doctors who treat your type of injury. They know these doctors will produce court-admissible medical documents.
A lawyer can arrange depositions of your doctors and other medical experts.
- Hiring A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Will Enhance Negotiations With The Insurance Provider
Dealing with the insurance company is difficult for self-represented workers’ comp claimants. Unlike the insurance company’s lawyers, this is likely your first. You won’t know their typical tactics.
A workers’ comp attorney knows. When the insurance company says, “This is the final offer, take it or leave it,” they’re trying to get you to sign for fewer benefits than you’re legally entitled to.
A skilled workers’ compensation attorney knows your legal rights and benefits. They know when the other side is bluffing and won’t cave.
- Hiring A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Will Ensure That Your Agreement Is Correctly Worded
Did you realize that the wording of your settlement agreement could impact additional payments?
SSDI payments may be reduced in some jurisdictions if the recipient of workers’ compensation. If your monthly SSDI payment and workers’ compensation exceed 80%, you may be eligible for an offset
You can legally maximize your benefits. If you choose to represent yourself, insurance company lawyers may try to limit your benefits.
A workers’ compensation lawyer can ensure that there are no hidden charges in your agreement.
Your attorney might stipulate in an agreement that a lump-sum payment is for life. They might make your lump sum look like a monthly payment for the rest of your life. This configuration may reduce the offset.
- Employing A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Improves Your Chances In Court
Workers’ compensation cases are not always resolved in a conference. Judges can try some. Self-representation often proves costly, time-consuming, and difficult. Not presenting your case correctly can make it difficult.
Would you like to seek witnesses, obtain medical data, or file petitions and other motions if your condition is serious?
5. Hiring A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Assist You With Related Legal Concerns
Complex cases for workers’ comp can arise. Imagine you were hurt at work, and now you’re seeking workers’ compensation. In addition to workers’ compensation, you could also file a claim for third-party negligence.
Your workers’ comp attorney could help you sue. They could manage both cases simultaneously and explain the impact of each. Your lawyer can give you advice on how to proceed with both cases and maximize the recovery.