What Makes a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Different?
Accidents happen. Falls, burns, breaks and even more extensive injuries can take place on the job site. No matter what happens or how it happens you should be covered by your employer’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you will have to fill out a workers’ compensation claim form.
Workers’ Compensation – Summarized
What is Workers’ Compensation? In our previous blog we detailed what workers’ comp is and how it helps injured employees receive benefits to cover medical costs and lost wages while off work.
To sum it up, Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance that a business holds in order to cover employees in case of an accident that results in an injury.
This insurance is paid by the employer and is the cost of doing business and having employees.
What To Do If You’ve Been Injured at Work
If you’ve been injured and haven’t sought medical help, do so first. It is important to document your injury, minor or major, so that if lingering issues come up later on, you are covered.
As a rule of thumb, no matter what injury you’ve sustained you should always file a workers’ comp claim.
Once you notify your employer they have one business day to give you information, resources and the DWC-1 claim form to fill out.
If your employer is not forthcoming, or causing you issues with filing a claim or denying the claim during the process, it’s time to contact a workers’ compensation attorney.
Why Choose a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Not all lawyers practice the same law. On TV shows and commercials you might see criminal attorneys, personal injury attorneys and corporate lawyers. There are also estate planning lawyers, divorce attorneys, bankruptcy lawyers and lawyers that span all across different niches and industries.
So what does a workers’ compensation attorney do and what makes them different from any other lawyers?
As stated above, lawyers can practice in a variety of niches and industries. This is important to know and understand when choosing a lawyer because you want one who is an expert in the field of the lawsuit and has a greater understanding of how to get you the maximum benefits possible.
Workers’ compensation lawyers are also typically hired on a contingency basis. This means that they don’t require payment until after the settlement of the lawsuit is resolved. They will take a fee from the settlement and you will recoup the rest of the funds.
They are also responsible for being your contact person for paperwork and point person between communication for the insurance company and business. This helps greatly because it gives you a chance to heal and rehabilitate without worrying about filling out information and communicating with multiple people.
Let Visionary Law Group Help
If you live in the Long Beach, Los Angeles or Southern California areas and are struggling with your workers’ compensation claim, contact us here at Visionary Law Group today. We are experts in the industry and we are dedicated to getting our clients what they need and deserve.
Don’t hesitate when hiring an attorney for a workers’ comp claim for fear of retaliation against you for your employer. It is your right and the law to file and claim benefits for a workplace injury.
We are ready and waiting to represent you to the fullest extent and help you on your path to healing and rehabilitating.