Being injured at work can be very nerve-wracking, especially if you aren't sure you can continue working. Fortunately, you are only a call away from having someone by your side to help with the lawsuit process. Here are three reasons you need a worker's compensation lawyer, and what they can do for you.
1. Understand Your Benefits
Depending on what happened and how severely you are injured, you may be able to receive compensation for everything from childcare costs and missed wages to settlements for future missed wages and ongoing pain and suffering. While you may have an idea in mind regarding what you need, working with a lawyer can help you to understand everything you have claims to, and how to move forward with the paperwork to file suit.
2. Spend Your Time Recovering
What would you rather do when you are hurt and missing work? Be on the phone with your boss and human resources person, or relaxing and recovering? There can be a great deal of running around and talking with people when you are faced with an injury, especially if you are hurt badly enough to impact your ability to return to work. However, when you work with someone who understands the law and has negotiation skills, they will take care of interactions for you, making it much easier to rest and recover.
3. Enjoy More Flexibility
Another excellent perk of working with a professional lawyer is the opportunity you have for flexibility. In addition to potentially giving you longer to stay home and recover, your lawyer could also argue that you are no longer capable of doing the same job you were doing when you were injured, which could allow you to move into a different position at work.
Having a great negotiator by your side helps you navigate the complex process of working with your employer and their lawyers can make the entire injury and recovery process simple, especially if it fundamentally changes something about your daily experience. For instance, having the flexibility to return to work in a limited capacity could help you to manage your daily life until you fully heal, which could make a big difference for your personal happiness.
Anytime you are hurt on the job, reach out to a workers' compensation lawyer. There are time limits to file some kinds of personal injury lawsuits, so make the right move as soon as you are able.
Hello, I'm Phillip Kerr and I just love the legal profession and courtroom drama. Have you ever watched judge shows on TV? I know that these shows are not an accurate representation of the courtroom, but there is something you may have noticed. Some individuals come into the courtroom well-dressed, articulate, respectful and with the knowledge and documents necessary to support a case, while others come unprepared, slovenly dressed and appear as if they do not have a care in the world. How you present yourself and the knowledge that you have of the law will have an impact on how you are treated, even if you have legal representation. This blog is designed to assist those who are going to trial in doing just that.