Injuries at work happen and while employers do their best to maintain a safe work environment, accidents do happen. Your injury may be severe and debilitating. You will want to consult with a workers compensation lawyer to determine a fair and just amount.
The law offices of Dallas Horton and Associates, are experienced workers compensation lawyers who can help victims of work related accidents. Call us today for your no free consultation.
You May Need A Workers Compensation Lawyer If Your Claim Has Been Denied
If your claim has been denied, you may want to seek a personal injury attorney to represent you to overturn the denial. The employer may try to dispute the fact that your claim was work related.
An attorney will be able to use legal tools to gather evidence for your hearing. At your hearing your workers compensation attorney will represent you, present evidence, and work to overturn your claim denial.
You May Need A Workers Compensation Lawyer If Your Permanent Disability Rating Is Disputed
Suffering a permanent disability while working is the most common reason employees seek legal representation. Workers compensation uses a permanent disability rating to calculate benefits.
There are two types of permanent disability categories: Permanent Total Disability and Permanent Partial Disability.
Permanent Total Disability is when you are injured and are unable to ever work again. These are the most serious of disabilities, such as blindness and loss of arms and legs. Permanent total disabilities payments last throughout the injured worker’s lifetime.
Permanent Partial Disability includes things like broken fingers or limbs. The employee will recover and return to the workforce at some point in the future. States have in their workers compensation laws what are called scheduled loss or unscheduled loss.
A scheduled loss is disability in the extremities, like fingers, toes, arms, hands, and feet. An unscheduled loss is a disability that is not in the workers compensation list and these types of disabilities are more complicated to calculate.
You May Need A Workers Compensation Lawyer If You Have a Pre-existing Condition
If your injury at work involves a body part in which you have a pre-existing condition, you may need to seek an attorney to represent you. This is important for your case, as the insurance company will more than likely blame your injury on the pre-existing condition.
Repetitive stress injuries may fall in to this category, and can be difficult to prove. An experienced lawyer will be able to present the facts in a way that demonstrate your injury is not related to a pre-existing condition.
You May Need A Workers Compensation Lawyer If You Have Trouble Getting The Treatment You Need
Perhaps you are not getting the medical attention you need. Your injury may require surgery or treatment by a specialist. Your attorney will represent you against the insurance company to make sure you get the medical treatment you need to help you recover from your “on the job” injury.
You May Need A Lawyer If Your Ability To Work Has Been Affected
Perhaps you are facing a lifetime disability. You will want to seek out a lawyer to make sure you will receive the appropriate and fair amount of compensation.
Your injury can be an injury that causes you to have to seek a new profession. An attorney will work to insure that benefits are provided to train you in a new line of work.
You May Need A Lawyer If You Are Receiving Government Benefits
If you are already receiving disability benefits or utilizing Medicare, your benefits could be reduced or you may have to pay out of pocket for medical treatment. Workers comp attorneys will work with you to minimize any reduction in existing benefits you may be receiving.
You May Need A Lawyer If You Have A Workers Compensation Hearing
If the insurance company does not offer a settlement, you may be faced with a workers compensation hearing. During this hearing the insurance company will have experienced attorneys present.
You also need to have an experienced attorney on your side during this hearing. They will assist you in obtaining a fair and just settlement for you and your family. The workers compensation attorney will be able to present your case, and represent you against the insurance company. Experience matters when it comes to these hearings, so make sure you choose a lawyer with a proven track record of success.
Dallas Horton and Associates are highly rated, experienced, workers compensation attorneys. Call us today for a no cost evaluation of your case.