If you or someone close to you was injured at work, you should contact a reputable personal injury lawyer who is experienced in dealing with workers compensation claims. One of the reasons a person injured on the job should seek the advice of a licensed lawyer who knows how to deal with workers compensation insurance, is because the insurance and medical care that your employer is supposed to offer injured employees may not be sufficient to take care of your medical and financial needs that are a result of your injury.
There are many rules and guidelines for when, how, why, and where workers compensation insurance claims and personal injury cases can be filed. Even if a person is in perfect health, knowing which way to turn when it comes to insurance and legal matters for workplace injuries is often daunting. When a person is injured and not feeling well, this often becomes more difficult than is possible for the person to take care of. Many people appreciates the help and guidance from a lawyer who knows the law and knows how to use it to stand up for injured peoples rights. It can be a comfort to know that you have a lawyer on your team who is fighting your and your family’s rights so that you don’t have to.
Many people, especially if they are injured on the job, do not want to make a big deal out of their injuries. Some people are stoic when they are injured; some people do not want to acknowledge that they have an injury that might need medical attention; some people worry about losing their jobs if their employers find out that they are injured; many people do not have the money to pay for doctors and medical procedures- these reasons name just a few of the reasons that people do not want other people to know about their injuries or health problems.
Immediately following the accident or event that caused your injury, or as soon as you are aware of symptoms of a work related illness or condition, you should seek medical attention. It is important to do this in order to have documentation of your injuries and any necessary treatments. Many employers require a note from a physician if an employee is unable to work for more than a certain number of days. As well, if you wind up needing to file a personal injury claim against your employer in order to get the compensation you are entitled to, this can be used as part of the evidence to prove that your employer was negligent or reckless in supervising the safety of the place you were working when you were injured.
Even though you may be concerned about your employer trying to terminate you for your injury, and need of medical care and time to recuperate, it is important to notify your supervisor of your injury as soon as possible. Different states have different timelines for when things need to be done but typically, they all have limits on when a worker’s compensation claim needs to be filed by. Many workplace injury victims find comfort in having a good personal injury lawyer on their side who knows how to navigate the complicated waters of workplace injury claims.
Someone at Cohen & Cohen is available to take your call for a free case evaluation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If we do not have a lawyer who is particularly well suited to your needs, we would like to try to help you find someone who is. For a legal team you can count on, contact Cohen & Cohen, today.