A Proven Workers’ Compensation Attorney
When you are seriously injured at work, you need professional help. Employers, who once valued your service and rewarded your loyalty, turn your case over to an insurance adjuster who won’t return your calls or approve your medical treatment. You are assigned to a company doctor, your checks arrive late, and you don’t even know if the insurance company is paying you the right amount each week. You need to know your legal rights.
What happens when the company doctor releases you to “light-duty” work, but there is no light-duty work at your job? What can you do when you return to work and your employer will not honor the doctor’s restrictions? Frequently, the workers’ compensation doctor will release you to “full duty,” even though you still need treatment and cannot perform your regular job. Then your employer fires you and the adjuster says your case is closed. Our office has seen these abuses happen time and time again.
Your entire claim might be denied because the insurance adjuster says you have a “pre-existing” condition, but that condition didn’t bother you before you were injured at work. Sometimes you receive a form in the mail that says your claim is “controverted.” That means you will not receive any medical treatment or income benefits. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to hire a lawyer to represent you.
Skilled legal counsel can make the difference in your life. All lawyers do not have the same level of skill in handling a worker’s compensation claim, just like all doctors are not equally talented at surgery. Workers’ compensation is a specialized area of the law where complex issues arise involving medical treatment and disability income benefits. Litigation is a common occurrence in workers’ compensation cases. Knowledge of the law and experience in the courtroom matters.