You were injured at work, you’ve been to a doctor and are receiving workers comp benefits. You have pain that won’t go away and you feel like you are going to have to work in pain for the rest of your life. The pain has affected everything from your personal life to your income because you aren’t able to work as many hours as you used to. So, the question arises should I get a worker’s compensation attorney.
The first thing you should do is talk to an attorney about your specific situation. You may be able to recover some of your earnings loss. An attorney may be able to help recalculate your pre injury income based on not only your base pay but also based on the overtime you were consistently earning.
As soon as the injury occurs at work, the first step should be seeing the doctor. The second step should be talking to an attorney. Insurance companies always have attorneys on their side making sure their best interests are kept at heart. You should too. Too often the insurance companies will try to reduce their liability in paying medical bills or even in a settlement offer and you may end up holding the short end of the stick. A qualified workers comp attorney will make sure your interests are upheld too, to avoid being left with the short end of the stick.
Some key points in any workers comp case include, never settle your case before all of your medical issues and rehabilitation have been taken care of. Just because you feel better doesn’t mean you are fully healed. Closing a case prior to being fully healed could cause catastrophic issues. Settling your case without a workers compensation attorney could leave you hanging high and dry without all of the benefits you are aware you should be receiving.
If you have been injured at work, if you are losing wages due to the injury, if you are missing work because of the injury, you are entitled to many benefits. Make sure you call us to discuss your personal situation. We will put you in touch with a qualified workers comp attorney who will fight for you.