Dealing with workplace injuries can be a frustrating and scary situation to go through. Whether you need time off to attend medical appointments or have been ordered to take time off to heal, you may be stressed out about having to communicate your needs to your employer. Luckily, hiring a workers' compensation attorney can make things a lot easier. Take a look at the following information to better understand the ways in which a workers' compensation attorney can help you.
Gather Necessary Evidence
In many cases, workers' compensation claims are denied because there isn't enough evidence present. It can take a lot of time and effort to try to come up with the evidence yourself. By hiring an attorney, you can get the information that you need more quickly. Your attorney will communicate with medical providers and work to get medical opinions so that you can prove your claim more easily.
Your Attorney Will Negotiate For You
Since your workers' compensation attorney has dealt with a variety of similar cases, he or she understands how much your case is worth. That means your attorney won't settle for a settlement amount that isn't fair. Instead, he or she will evaluate your injuries, your disabilities, the cost of medical treatment, and more in order to determine a fair amount. Then he or she will communicate with your employer and the insurance companies to get the best deal possible.
Explore Third Party Claims
In some cases, your employer may not be the only one at fault for your injuries. If specific tools or machinery caused injuries, it may be worth dealing with the manufacturer. Your attorney can help you explore third party claims so that you get fair treatment and are able to get the medical attention that you need to get well again.
Fight Workplace Discrimination
Some employers will try to get out of paying workers' compensation claims. They may try to convince you that your injuries were your own fault. If you face any sort of workplace discrimination after making a claim or discussing making a claim, contact an attorney right away. He or she can communicate with your employer and if need be, can file a lawsuit.
While no one wants to have to go through the experience of a work-related injury, it can be less stressful and scary with help from an attorney If you're ready to discuss your case in greater detail, consult with a law firm such as Sarkisian, Sarkisian & Associates PC.