As an employee, you may have the right to claim benefits under your employers workers compensation insurance program should you be injured while at work. Although it sounds straight forward, the truth is somewhat different, many legitimate claims are denied by the employer or the insurance company; this leaves the affected employer at a crossroads, should an appeal be made or should it just be forgotten.
Hiring a workers compensation lawyer in Stanton is the better approach, when you are represented by a knowledgeable lawyer the chances of getting your benefits are far better than trying to represent yourself. Once you have a lawyer it becomes his or her responsibility to communicate with the insurer, gather all supporting medical evidence, negotiate a favorable settlement and if necessary, represent you should the case go to a hearing.
Don’t think for one moment that the insurance claim adjusters are on your side, they are not. These people are hired to represent the best interests of their employer, not you; they will happily reject your claim for the flimsiest of reasons. There are a number of things that a seasoned workers compensation lawyer in Stanton can do to increase your chance of success.
* Develop supporting medical evidence: Nor being able to support your claim with concrete medical evidence is the reason most frequently given when a claim is rejected. Your lawyer can gather expert testimony, supporting statements from fellow workers and even show evidence that the workplace was not safe.
* Negotiate a settlement: Backed up by years of experience, a workers compensation lawyer knows what your claim is worth and is fully aware of all the tricks and tactics used by the insurance company while they are “negotiating.” Your lawyer will fight for a favorable settlement and can ensure that the settlement is structured properly and includes compensation for all expenses to date plus future anticipated expenses.
In addition to a workers comp claim, your lawyer may also pursue a claim against a third party where there is ample supporting evidence that negligence was a contributing factor.
If you have been injured at work and your claim for workers comp was denied you should consider hiring a workers compensation lawyer in Stanton to help with an appeal. You are invited to contact The Law Offices of Norman J. Homen.