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Some professions have more significant risks than others, but any individual can suffer a workplace injury. Whether your job involves hard manual labor or sitting behind a desk, there are countless ways that you could get hurt — and face significant consequences to yourself and your family. As a result, nearly every employer must carry worker’s compensation coverage to protect employees against unexpected hazards.

Unfortunately, recovering your deserved benefits when injured on the job is easier said than done. Some employers and insurance companies will attempt to minimize payouts by downplaying or misrepresenting your injuries, standing between you and the funds needed to cover your medical bills and compensate for lost wages.

The good news is we are here to help. Unfortunately, appeals against unfairly denied claims and winning total and fair worker’s compensation can be complicated to navigate. Still, our lawyers across our national network can guide you through the process with comfort and certainty. We know the tricks that insurance companies use to undercut or completely reject worker’s compensation claims, and we have what it takes to challenge them on your behalf. So please contact us immediately; hire us immediately after your injury so that we can avoid mistakes and obtain the total, fair compensation that you deserve.

Workers Compensation

While there are a few exceptions, most employers are legally required to provide worker’s compensation coverage. Generally, to be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits, you have to be considered an employee–not an independent contractor–and your injuries must be related to work. Unfortunately, many businesses hire “independent contractors” who should be considered employees, and these workers are frequently denied the benefits they are entitled to–but we are here to combat that misclassification and ensure total, fair compensation for everyone.

The doctors you are allowed to see can vary depending on your state. It would be best if you often went with a doctor your employer’s insurance company has chosen, but some states let you pick the doctor for your initial visit. Some employers also may require that you have an independent medical exam (IME) performed by your doctor. Sadly, an IME should provide an accurate, honest diagnosis of your injuries, IME doctors frequently collaborate with the insurance company to protect their financial interests–and may use the exam to minimize your injuries and limit your compensation.

Retaliating against a worker for filing a worker’s compensation claim is illegal. However, some employers still try to punish injured employees for filing claims with demoted status, reduced pay, or inappropriate discipline. If that happens, you can bring a retaliation suit against the employer.

The length of your benefits depends on your state and the nature of your injuries, but most cases will run for between three and seven years. If you are permanently disabled, your benefits will usually never expire, though some states have exceptions.

If your worker’s compensation claim is denied, do not give up hope; many denied workers successfully appeal their claims. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can walk you through the complex appeals process and ensure you get all the deadlines. When you work with the right lawyer, appealing a denied worker’s compensation claim becomes much less scary. Our attorneys have the skills, knowledge, and experience to get you the money you are owed – not just the amount that insurance companies want to pay.

What to Do If You Get Hurt at Work

• Inform your manager right away that you were hurt and include all of the accident’s specifics.
• Before you have an opportunity to make a mistake, hire a workers’ compensation attorney fast
• Seek medical attention, and if necessary, go to the physician that your employer has chosen.
• Obey the instructions and guidelines provided by the doctor.
• Within 30 days, submit a workers compensation claim.

In addition to helping clients with their workers compensation claims, we handle all types of personal injury cases. If you or someone you know has been injured, contact our team of aggressive attorneys immediately for a free case evaluation.

Our nationwide network of trial attorneys represents a wide range of personal injury and accident claims including but not limited to:

Personal Injury Law
Medical Malpractice
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Motor Vehicle Accidents
Construction Site Accidents
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Dog Bites and Dog Attacks
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Premises Liability Accidents
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Spinal Cord Injuries
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Defective Products
Dangerous Drugs
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Burn Injuries
Bus Accidents
Boating Accidents
Escalator Accidents
Elevator Accidents
Wrongful Death
Swimming Pool Drownings
Liquor Liability and Dram Shop
Food Poisoning
Chemical Exposure Injuries
Nursing Home Negligence

If you or someone you love has been injured at work, contact our toll-free helpline twenty-four hours a day by calling (888) 491-0444 or completing the free case evaluation form on this website.

The Law May Limit The Time You Have To File a Workers Compensation Claim

Under the legal rule known as “the statute of limitations,” any claim stemming from a work injury must be filed within a specific period of time, otherwise, the injured person’s legal claims are barred, and their right to bring suit is lost for all time.

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