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What is the Workers’ Compensation Claim Process?
Imagine going to work and getting hurt on the job. Not only do you have to deal with an injury, but you may have to take time off of work making it difficult for you to provide for your family. In 2015, almost 3 million people were injured on the job, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Most states require employers to provide some type of workers’ compensation insurance to cover the time off from work and medical expenses for injured employees. Making a claim for workers’ compensation is very similar to filing an insurance claim. Ever filled out an insurance claim? The forms can be intimidating, confusing and take a lot of time to complete. Facing the potential of lost income and medical expenses is hard enough. Why deal with the forms on your own?
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Taking time off of work and dealing with an injury are difficult, why add the stress of dealing with the workers’ compensation claim process when an attorney can help with that? We understand your hesitation – lawyers are expensive. But, when it comes to workers’ compensation claims, attorneys work on a contingency fee. What’s a contingency fee? It’s like a safety net. You don’t need to lay out any money to be represented by a lawyer. Your attorney only gets paid if you receive a monetary award, and his or her fee is taken out of that award. It’s a win-win situation.
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Like filing an insurance claim, navigating the paperwork for submitting a workers’ compensation claim can be confusing and take up valuable time. If your injuries are serious, the process may be even more complicated. Sometimes, insult is added to injury and your workers’ compensation benefits are denied. Talk to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can help you file your claim, or review your claim if benefits have been denied.