Throughout the United States an employee who suffers injuries as a result of an accident arising out of and in the course of his or her employment can expect to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Although the workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state, it is always prudent for an injured worker to rely upon a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer to enable the worker to collect the benefits to which he or she is entitled.
When presenting a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, there are many steps that an injured worker must take. A workers compensation law firm can help the injured worker avoid procedural pitfalls that will delay the worker’s receipt of benefits or prevent the worker from receiving benefits at all. A skilled workers’ compensation lawyer will take the necessary steps to comply with the procedural requirements governing compensation claims in the injured worker’s state, and will prepare the necessary proofs to enable the injured worker to collect benefits.
One benefit that is generally available to an injured worker is temporary disability that replaces wages while the worker is completely disabled from work. A skilled workers’ compensation lawyer will push the insurance company as needed so that his or her client, the injured worker receives temporary disability benefits sooner rather than later. Receiving prompt payments from the insurance company may be the difference between paying rent or facing eviction, or paying a mortgage or facing foreclosure, and an injured worker should retain a workers’ compensation lawyer instead of risking those disasters by presenting a compensation claim alone.
Another benefit that an injured worker is generally entitled to receive payment of bills for healthcare needed to treat the injuries that he or she suffers in a covered workplace accident. Unfortunately for the injured worker, the workers’ compensation insurance company … Read MoreRead more