Being injured while on the job can be a difficult, even debilitating experience. In addition to the physical pain, there are emotional challenges, practical matters, and financial concerns that must be addressed. One of the most important is workers' compensation.
When it comes to workers' comp, it's tempting to skip consulting a lawyer and deal directly with your employer and their insurance company. After all, legal fees might seem like an unnecessary expense. But there are some circumstances when it is easier, quicker, and more effective to have an attorney on your side than to try tackling it on your own.
When a Workers' Compensation Attorney Can Help
Many times, a workers' comp claim is relatively straightforward and easy to handle. Other cases, however, can be complicated and therefore daunting for the worker to take on themselves.
Here are a few of the scenarios when getting legal assistance will prove invaluable:
- You filed a claim, but it has been denied
- Your employment status isn't clear-cut
- Your employer doesn't have workers' comp insurance, although they're supposed to
- The company or its insurer isn't processing your claim in a timely manner
- You've been permanently disabled by the accident
- Your employer is contesting the facts of the case, or denying that the accident or illness took place on the job
- You're dealing with PTSD from the accident that caused your injury
- It seems as though going to court is inevitable
In any of these situations, you could find yourself overwhelmed. Hiring an attorney to help you could make a difference—not just to the success of your claim, but also to your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Helping You While You Heal
After a workplace injury, a lot of questions will arise. Who will take care of you? How will you support your family while you're out of commission? Will you be able to return to work, or is your injury so severe that it might sideline you permanently?
The attorneys at Schwartz Law Firm can help. They will explain what's at stake, guide you as to your next steps, and fight to get you the benefits you're entitled to. Having them on your side will leave you free to rest and recuperate from your injuries.