3 COMPELLING REASONS TO CONTACT A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER
Aug. 10, 2015
If you have been injured on the job, you have a right for the security and protection offered by workers’ comp laws. You can be sure your employer has a lawyer. The level of legal fortification you’ll be facing depends on the size of the company. For instance, large corporations with an accident-prone workforce will have a more aggressive legal machine in place than a smaller company with more personal interaction between owner and employees. But regardless of the company’s size or management style, you can rest assured that your employer has legal counsel. Acquiring your own is the best step to ensure that your claims are handled fairly and legally.
A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you think proactively. Staying ahead of the obstacles standing between you and fair compensation requires two qualities: (1) Knowing the intricate workings of the legal system, and (2) Moving more quickly than your employer. The second quality is dependent on the first one. There are many ways you can be blindsided by superior legal maneuvering. For example, if your employer becomes aware of your intention to file a workman’s comp claim, they may attempt to terminate your position for what appears to be unrelated reasons. Hiring legal counsel will give you sure-footed assistance as you navigate the litigation matrix.
A worker’s compensation lawyer can help you maximize your benefits. The legal geography of each state is different: some states pin the responsibility for workplace injury securely on the employer, while others distribute responsibility in other ways. For instance, suppose you were in a car accident resulting in your injury. In some states, filing a workers’ comp claim would be sufficient, while in others you would need to file a personal injury claim to prosecute the negligent driver. With the proper legal assistance, you can magnify your chances of receiving the remuneration you deserve.