Why You Need a Skilled Workers Compensation Attorney
You don’t have to face the intimidating and confusing process of recovery alone
Thousands of workers are injured each year in all types of accidents that occur at work. The construction, manufacturing and utility industries often involve dangerous work and contribute to a large portion of workers’ compensation claims. Workers’ compensation laws are in place to protect employees that suffer from on-the-job accidents or illnesses. You may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical bills and treatment costs
- Present and future lost wages
- Permanent disabilities and disfigurement
Unfortunately, the process of applying for and receiving the compensation you deserve is often frustrating and time-consuming.
Employers are often in a better position to handle workers’ comp cases thus placing the employee at a disadvantage from the very beginning. Large employers and insurance companies retain skilled accident investigators and have vast resources at their disposal to refute potential claims. Following an on-the-job accident, you may be offered a settlement up front with very little negotiation. Accepting an initial settlement offer may preclude you from further benefits and may not cover all of your expenses.
There may be many different aspects of both your professional and personal life that further complicate your case and open the door for a potential denial of benefits. In many cases, insurance companies may try to dispute the severity of your injuries and deny necessary treatments. In addition, if you have a pre-existing condition, investigators may try to attribute your work-related injuries and symptoms to your non-work related condition.
If your claim is denied or you’re offered an inadequate settlement, you may be able to pursue a workers’ comp appeal. However, the appeals process further extends the time you must wait before getting the compensation you deserve and adds another layer of complexity that makes the process even more difficult. It is vital to your case that you have a knowledgeable and experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side to advocate for your best interests. Your case must be fully investigated to ensure that you receive the rightful compensation you need to move on with your life in the best possible position.
At Lomurro Law, our highly skilled New Jersey workers’ comp attorneys have a well-respected reputation for achieving favorable results even in the face of tough opposition. To schedule a consultation and discuss your options, contact us online or call 732-482-9285.