When you suffer an injury while at work, you might dread going to the doctor and getting treated for it. You might fear having to pay for the medical expenses on your own. You also may fear reprisals at work that might result in you losing your job.
However, you cannot ignore your injury and leave it untreated. Instead of fearing any part of the treatment or recovery process from it, you can hire an experienced attorney who practices workers compensation law to represent you.
Protecting Your Job
It is against the law for employers to take reprisals against their injured workers. They cannot legally fire people for getting hurt at work and then seeking medical treatment for their injuries. It is against the law for your employer to fire you, transfer you to another position, or demote you because you were hurt at work.
However, you may still fear that your employer will take such action and use another excuse to explain their reasoning. When you have a workers compensation law attorney to work with, you can protect your job from undue reprisals. If you are fired, demoted, or transferred, you can have your attorney find out the reasoning and make sure it is not due to your injury. If your employer takes undue action against you, you may be able to take legal action, such as filing a lawsuit, against them.
Getting Claims Paid
Your workers compensation law attorney can also ensure your claims get paid out promptly. When you make a workers comp claim against the company, you expect it to be paid out in a matter of weeks, if not faster. You need the funds to pay for your treatment, recover lost wages, or support your family.
Your workers compensation law attorney can make sure the insurance company does not proverbially drag its feet in paying out your claim. Your lawyer can keep pressure on the insurer to pay out your claim quickly so you have the needed funds after your injury.
Filing a Lawsuit
Finally, an attorney who practices workers compensation law can file a lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. A lawsuit may be required to convince your employer to pay out disability benefits to you. It can secure you judgments and money you need to claim funds to which you are entitled.
A workers compensation law attorney can help protect you from reprisals at work. They can also ensure your claims get paid out and file lawsuits on your behalf if necessary.