Experience & Compassion On Your Side
As a seasoned workers’ compensation attorney, I have more than 30 years of experience helping injured workers get the benefits and compensation they deserve. I pride myself on my ability to empathize with my clients to help them truly understand their point of view and their situation. As we work together, I’ll do everything I can to make sure you are given fair and just compensation for your pain and suffering.
Throughout my time as an attorney, I have helped people just like you, who were injured at work, but with a variety of different injuries such as:
- Serious injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Carpal tunnel injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Knee injuries
- Muscle tears
- Joint issues
Dealing With Insurance Companies
When you are trying to get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, you must go up against insurance companies. The companies are trying to protect their bottom line, and are fully prepared to deny your claim. They have a lot of experience dealing with cases like yours. If you are going to be successful, it will be crucial to have someone with experience on your side.
I have been through the maze of workers’ compensation many times before and helped many clients like you get the benefits they and their families need and deserve, but you have not likely been involved in a workers’ compensation case, so how does it work?
Workers’ Compensation Process
Being injured at work is different from any other kind of injury (like dog bites or car accidents) because you have to include your employer into the mix. Here is what you should do after you’ve been injured on the clock:
- Report the injury to your employer. If you don’t do it as soon as possible, you are giving your employer’s attorneys the opportunity to prove that your injury wasn’t caused on company property or during your shift.
- Tell your doctor. Let your healthcare provider know that your injury occurred at work. This may seem like a small detail, but when your doctor’s notes indicate the injury was at work, you’ll have greater chances of receiving compensation.
- Have it in writing. When you provide your employer with a written notice (including the date of the injury and a short description of the incident), you will have another safety net when seeking reimbursement.
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