If you are injured at work while performing your normal duties, you may become eligible for worker's compensation payments. In order to get those payments, you will have to submit information about your accident to your employer, through the human resources department if you have one. Your doctor will also have to submit information about your injuries. Your employer may try to block you from receiving worker's comp payments, in which case you will need an attorney to help you with your case. The following are just two reasons why consulting with a worker's compensation lawyer is a good idea.
Your Injuries Require Extensive Medical Intervention
The more medical procedures you have to have, the more expensive your claim is going to be. Your employer may not want to have to deal with that, so they will do everything they can to not pay you. Fighting for your rights can be very difficult if you are concerned with healing enough from your last surgery to get ready for your next surgery. An attorney will be able to handle all the aspects of your case while you are busy with your medical issues.
You Can No Longer Do Your Job, But You Can Still Work
Your injuries may leave you in a place where you are no longer able to do the job you were doing prior to the accident. The reasons for this may be something like you were required to stand for eight hours a day, and you just can't do that anymore. However, they may still be plenty you can do, you just need to be able to sit down while you are doing it. If your employer is refusing to give you the chance to work at the alternative job, then you are going to have to convince them that you can still work, with reasonable accommodations. A lawyer will be able to show your employer your medical results, along with jobs that your doctor thinks that you can handle. Your state may require that your employer takes you back no matter what, but it can be hard to get them to do that. An attorney knows what's required by your employer and will make sure that you get what you deserve.
If you have been injured on the job, you have plenty of things to worry about. You shouldn't have to worry about whether or not you will get the worker's compensation that you require. A lawyer like Dennis Kenny Atty can help you fight for your rights.Share