19 May Why Do I Need An Attorney If I Was Injured At Work?
Getting injured at work is one of the last things that most employees want to go through, not only because of the physical damage it may cost their body, but also the potential for financial hardship. Often, worker’s compensation cases are fairly cut and dry. However, there are some cases in which it is in your best interest to hire an experienced worker’s compensation attorney to assist you before filing a worker’s comp claim. At worst, you should receive a free consultation before deciding to pursue your claim. In this article we will discuss several of the reasons why you should seek out a worker’s compensation attorney.
If your employer fires or demotes you due to a work-related injury event, it would be in your best interest to contact an attorney. Employers may hold a grudge against an employee if they feel that their injured worker is seeking “unfair advantage”.
Another situation that should involve a claimant retaining a worker’s compensation attorney is if the employer contests the injured worker’s claim. Retaining the services of an attorney in this situation will most certainly help in the process of obtaining and evaluating the evidence and providing representation at all hearings during the administrative process.
A third instance in which you should seek the assistance of an attorney is if the workplace injury resulted outside of the workplace environment, on company time. This could be while driving for work and getting into a car accident (whether the other operator is negligent or not), resulting in a serious or permanent injury. Not only may this situation present issues for a worker’s compensation claim but also a claim for personal injuries involving the operator of the other vehicle.
There are instances when the injury is minor and your employer goes above and beyond to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing. Nonetheless, if you are not certain of your rights, most worker’s compensation attorneys will provide a free consultation prior to being retained.
Many companies, especially large companies will have experienced attorneys at their disposal to represent them. There are instances when the need for an experienced attorney is necessary. If you believe you require the assistance of an experienced attorney to help you navigate through this process, contact the attorneys at Kasunic Law for assistance and representation.