A workers compensation attorney can help you by ensuring that you are treated fairly and that you receive the financial compensation you deserve. As one, we realize that most of our clients work incredibly hard and go to work on a daily basis believing that their company is taking the necessary steps to ensure their safety. This is why workplace accidents can often come as a surprise as can the attitudes of company managers and businesses after an accident.
You vs. Your Company
It may be difficult after an accident to make the separation or distinction between you and the company that you work for. Even if you love where you work, you have a good rapport with your manager, and you want to go back to your job, it is important for you to understand that after an accident your interests and the interests of the company are no longer aligned. They have a goal of trying to keep things running smoothly and maintaining their profit levels. Your goal, at this time, needs to be to return to good health and financially provide for your family now and in the future. For this reason, you may find yourself at odds with the very company you enjoy working for. This is one of the many reasons why hiring a workers compensation attorney is in your best interest. We don’t have that personal relationship with your manager or your employer. Instead, we are looking at the situation from a purely legal perspective and with your interests as our top priority.
Receiving Medical Care
As a workers compensation attorney, one of the main reasons that we are hired is because our clients are not receiving the medical care that they need in order to fully recover. As we mentioned, the interest of you and your employer may no longer be aligned and this includes receiving medical care. They may be trying to direct you towards a company doctor or the insurance company may be trying to prevent you from receiving necessary procedures or even surgeries because they are more costly. However, if your doctor has recommended specific procedures in order for you to recover, it is critical that you are able to receive them. If you are being denied by anyone, you should contact our office so that we can discuss your case and help you to receive the medical care you so desperately need in order to recover.
When to Return to Work
You may also need to hire a worker’s compensation attorney if your employer is trying to force you back to work before you believe that you are physically able to do so. Going back to work too quickly accounts for significant injuries that can make it harder if not impossible for you to fully recover in the future. This makes it critical for you to follow the advice of your doctor even if the company you work for is trying to force your hand. We can step in, assist you, and ensure that you only go back to work once your doctor has cleared you to do so. Simultaneously, if you are never able to return to work because your injury has resulted in a long-term disability, we can help you to receive the disability compensation you need to live a quality life.
We are happy to help with processing your worker’s compensation claim, assist you if there is a dispute, and ensure that your rights are protected and you were treated fairly. As a worker’s compensation attorney our experience is vast and we can put that to work for you and your family.