After you’re hurt at work, you expect to be compensated and cared for. If you aren’t receiving the fair treatment you expect, working with your attorney is an option.

What can a workers’ compensation attorney do for you?

First, the attorney is able to tell you if your injuries are likely to qualify for workers’ compensation. If you’ve been denied, it’s likely that your attorney will be able to tell you if the denial was appropriate or not. Work-related injuries can be defined in many ways, so taking advice can help you determine if you want to make a claim.

Timing is everything with claims, so your attorney can help you make sure you turn in all your documentation on time. Your claim should be filed as soon as possible, and there are multiple claim forms to fill out. Meeting the requirements is key, so your attorney can help.

What about if my claim is denied?

If your claim is denied, your attorney can help you appeal the denial to give you a chance to get the money and coverage you need. The appeals process can be tricky, but you can work together to create a strong case for appeal.

Finally, if you need to file a lawsuit because of your appeal being denied or because your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance that covers you, you can do so with your attorney on hand. Your attorney knows the kinds of benefits that are available and what you should expect if you decide to take your employer to court.

Source: FindLaw, “5 Things a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Do (That You Probably Can’t),” Daniel Taylor, Esq., accessed Sep. 28, 2016