Workers’ compensation laws were created as a way to protect both employees and employers from on-the-job hazards. At its core, workers’ compensation is meant to be a no-fault system. In other words, it is meant to act as a safety net that allows a person who was injured at work to collect their due compensation at no fault to the employer, their coworkers, or themselves — no matter who caused the accident in the first place.
Unfortunately, though, workers’ compensation claims are often less straightforward than they should be. Sometimes the insurance company doesn’t want to cooperate, the employer lashes out against the employee filing the claim, or other complications arise. And even when a case isn’t laden with extra obstacles, most workers aren’t sure how to go about filing their claim to begin with. That’s why, more often than not, it’s best to play it safe and consult with a workers’ compensation attorney. Otherwise, you may receive less compensation than you are entitled to, or you may be denied payment altogether.
Throughout my years of experience in this field of law, I’ve seen insurance companies take every chance they get to reduce or deny a person’s claim. They’re looking to save money at the expense of the person who truly needs that compensation. My job is to push back against such injustices. I know that my clients need help paying for their medical bills in addition to their usual expenses — especially if their injury is causing them to miss work. That’s why I fight for fair payment and work to educate those who might otherwise settle for less than they deserve.