Worker’s Compensation

Although worker’s compensation is a fully inclusive state regulated system, it is always a good idea to contact a lawyer when you become involved in a worker’s comp claim. A lawyer will ensure that you are receiving the most adequate and fair settlement from your worker’s compensation claim, and that you and your family are taken care of in a timely manner. A worker’s compensation attorney will also inform you about your rights, and tell you what you can expect from worker’s comp from filing a claim, to receiving your settlement and negotiating a reasonable termination date.

When you file a worker’s compensation claim, an adjustor has the right to seek evidence that your injury or illness is work-related or occurred on the job. A worker’s compensation attorney will help you navigate the paperwork and potential medical exams that are required under a reasonable burden of proof.

A worker’s compensation settlement figure will factor in medical expenses, loss of income and in some rare cases, emotional or mental anguish. A worker’s compensation attorney will ensure that your settlement amount reflects the full extent of your injury and suffering, taking into account such factors as child support, emotional suffering and loss of consortium, in qualifying cases.

The leading cause of worker’s compensation claims are due to accidental falls at work. On top of being personally compensated for your slip and fall injury, a worker’s compensation lawyer may be able to enhance your claim by proving knowledgeable negligence on the part of your employer. This may include a previous history of falls in your workplace, or unsafe working conditions that may otherwise still be in effect even after your injury is accounted for. If it is provable that your fall was preventable, you may be entitled to higher damages. A worker’s compensation lawyer will ensure that as you seek retribution for personal injury and hardship, your employer is also held accountable for any negligent activity or oversight.

As soon as an adjustor files your worker’s compensation claim, a team of insurers will begin to evaluate your case for the soonest possible end date. This is when you will no longer be considered eligible for further compensation or time off work. A worker’s compensation lawyer will defend your right to achieve an equitable end date.

Once a worker’s compensation claim is filed and settled, you are typically ineligible to file an additional lawsuit. But if you believe that you have been unduly denied worker’s compensation, that your worker’s compensation settlement was unfair or that your personal injury case may include third-party liability (when extended fault lies outside of your employer or place of employment), then you should contact an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer to help you preserve your legal rights.

In most cases, worker’s compensation claims must be filed during a very narrow window of time once the illness or injury is encountered, discovered or diagnosed. To discuss the terms of your upcoming worker’s compensation claim, and ensure that you are treated fairly and duly rewarded, please contact Gross & Telisman. A preliminary consultation about your case is entirely free.