Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Have you been injured on the job? Are you receiving the care that is needed for you to get better. You should be. It can be hard to understand what you are entitled to if you were hurt at work. Speaking with a workers’ compensation lawyer from a firm like our friends at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC can help you understand what recourse you may have. There are many reasons to talk to one and the first meeting is free at most firms. Some reasons you may want to speak with a lawyer include:
- Your employer tried to dissuade you from seeking workers compensation. If you are injured on the job, then you have a right to workers compensation. However, it is unfortunately very common for your employer to tell you that you cannot or should not request it. You may feel a lot of pressure or threat to your employment if you decide to proceed. Hiring a lawyer can help you understand your rights. They can also gather evidence of your employer’s actions and hold them accountable so that this doesn’t happen to your peers now and in the future.
- Your employer retaliated against you. It is sad but true that employers may retaliate against employees who file a workers compensation claim. If your boss fired you, garnished your wages, demoted you to a lower position, is suddenly giving you the lion’s share of work as a way of punishing you, their actions are illegal. Proving this can be tricky, so it can be beneficial to hire a lawyer to represent you.
- You are being paid less than what you deserve. A lawyer can negotiate on your behalf so that you receive enough compensation to get better and to maintain your standard of living. A lawyer will look at factors like your current salary, medical expenses, and any disability, either temporary or permanent. They can calculate how much you should be receiving to cover your costs allowing you to focus on healing.
- The insurance company denies your claim. When you think of a lawyer, it is probably in the courtroom. But did you know that lawyers are also trained to negotiate with insurance companies? Insurance companies are often looking out for their own bottom line, and as a result, they will find any reason to deny your claim. Hiring a lawyer will not only relieve you of dealing with the insurance company, it also often results in a larger claims settlement.