Whether you just suffered an on-the-job neck injury or have been suffering from a life-threatening work-related illness like mesothelioma, it is important to contact a workers’ compensation attorney right away. Workers’ comp lawyers help injured workers recover fair settlements for their losses. They can also assist injured workers in filing third party lawsuits against negligent parties who are responsible for their injuries or illnesses. Having an experienced lawyer can greatly improve the outcome of your claim and ensure you are getting the best possible care.
It is critical to report any Work injury lawyer immediately after it occurs in New York. It is also important to seek medical treatment promptly. You must select a doctor that is authorized to treat workers’ comp patients or your insurance company will not cover the bills. Your attorney can advise you of which doctors are approved and provide you with the paperwork you will need to file.
Your Employer or Workers’ Comp Insurance Company Denies Your Claim
Sadly, employers and insurance companies routinely reject bona fide workers’ comp claims. They are often confident that employees will not take the time to appeal the decision, so they do everything they can to delay or deny payment of benefits. Fortunately, it does not cost anything upfront to hire an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, and you can expect a very high return on your investment.
Your Injuries are Permanent or Long-Term
If your injuries are permanent or long-term, you may need lifetime medical care and rehabilitation. The costs associated with these services are monumental, and you deserve full financial compensation to pay for them. A workplace injury lawyer will work to ensure your settlement or award covers all of your future needs.
You may also qualify for Social Security disability or supplemental security income as a result of your injury, and your attorney can help you determine which claims to file and how to manage them. A skilled workers’ compensation lawyer can also help you make a third-party claim against someone other than your employer, such as a subcontractor, supplier or product manufacturer, who was responsible for your injuries.
A workers’ comp attorney from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP can provide a free evaluation of your case and advise you as to the best way to proceed. You should also consider seeking an independent medical examination (IME), which is often necessary to prove the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life. Your attorney will explain the IME process and the importance of having one. This document will be included in your file as evidence in your workers’ compensation case. Having this document will help your case when arguing against the workers’ comp insurer’s lowball offer or denial of benefits. It will also strengthen your argument if the insurer challenges your claim by disputing the results of your medical exam or other evidence in your case. The IME will also help your attorney negotiate a better settlement for your injury or illness.