Why Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Workers’ compensation insurance is a form of no-fault insurance covering injured workers who have been hurt in a workplace injury. Employers provide workers’ compensation benefits to protect employees’ safety on the job. It is particularly important for industries where the risk of injury is high, such as for logging, transportation, agricultural, and construction workers.
If My Employer Offers Workers Compensation Coverage, Why Do I Need an Attorney?
The truth is, you may be able to represent yourself in certain cases, like minor workplace injuries such as a rolled ankle, minor abrasion, or sprained wrist. When the injury requires little or no missed work and your employer admits the injury happened on the job, it is possible to file a workers’ compensation claim and receive a fair settlement.
During a consultation, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can review your case to advise you if your case is straightforward enough to warrant self-representation. If your case has any added complexities, you will benefit from having a skilled attorney to protect your best interests.
There are several scenarios where you should consult a workers’ compensation attorney right away.
- Your employer denies your injury is work-related and denies your claim.
- You are a victim of employer retaliation as a result of filing a workers’ compensation claim.
- Your injury restricts your ability to return to work.
- You are offered a workers’ compensation settlement that does not cover your total medical bills or is missing payment for lost wages.
- If you are receiving or plan to receive social security benefits.
In these situations, it is best to have an attorney who has a deep knowledge of workers’ compensation laws to negotiate on your behalf. A skilled workers’ compensation attorney will be able to evaluate your case and project a proper settlement amount, to ensure you are being properly compensated for your injury.
What Will a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Do for Me?
In short, hiring an attorney will increase your chances of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits that fairly compensate you for your injury. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney fills many roles.
- They will communicate on your behalf with the workers’ compensation claims adjuster.
- Gather evidence to support your claim, such as medical records and treatment recommendations from medical specialists.
- Negotiate a fair settlement.
- Represent you in court should your case go to trial.
- Oversee the workers’ compensation claim management of your case.
A proficient workers’ compensation attorney will know the value of your injury based on key information, including the extent of your injuries, your past earned wages, medical expenses, and lasting impairments. They have experience utilizing these facts to negotiate an adequate settlement with the insurance company, getting you compensation that is fair for your specific injury. Generally, skilled attorneys are more apt to successfully negotiate with insurers in comparison to the average workers’ compensation claimant.
If you have been seriously injured on the job in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, don’t settle for a substandard settlement. Contact The Law Offices of Eric H. Kassor, P.A. today.
Workers Compensation Attorney in Raleigh NC
Work-Related Injuries Can Be Sudden, Devastating And Tragic.
It’s our privilege at The Law Offices of Eric H. Kassor, PA to help those workers hurt while on-the-job, whether it’s from a fall off a forklift, a fall or any other work related injury. Employees can suffer injuries in any type of workplace and while many jobs can involve dangerous tasks that are inherently unavoidable due to their location, every effort should be made to ensure their safety. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and when they do they can cause very serious injuries.
Our lawyer, Eric H. Kassor, deals with workers compensation cases ranging from manufacturing workers with back injuries, to high technology employees with carpal tunnel syndrome due to repetitive trauma, to the spouses and children of workers who are seeking death benefits following a work-related death.
We are experienced with the types of injuries that occur in the workplace, from offices, to manufacturing factories and construction sites. You may require a workers compensation package that will insure your continued care and rehabilitation, as well as insuring financial resources for you and your loved ones.
If you are in the state of North Carolina and are injured at work, our personal injury attorney, Eric H. Kassor, can help you navigate this complicated area of the law so that you receive all the benefits you deserve. These workers compensation benefits can include payment of medical bills, job training, temporary total disability benefits, permanent partial disability benefits, total disability benefits, and death benefits if the employee died as a result of a work-related injury.
We work with and also are experienced at cases relating to injured state and municipal workers. Contact us for matters relating to “worker’s comp” situations today.
To learn more about your rights, visit the North Carolina Industrial Commission.