04. Worker's Compensation
Accidents do happen. Sometimes, they are small, fluky, maybe wrong place at the wrong time. But if an employee slips on a puddle, breaks a leg or severs a finger — just to name a few workplace calamities — it should trigger the process of workers compensation benefits. And that’s a mammoth undertaking.
Workmans comp — as it’s commonly known — is a state-mandated program that covers expenses due to an employee’s work-related injury or illness. Regan Law has over 30 years experience in worker's compensation matters. Contact us today to speak with
Signs You Should Get a Workers Comp Lawyer
How your company, or more importantly, its insurance carrier, handles your case will determine whether it's in your best interest to get a lawyer. Below are 10 signs you need a workers comp attorney on your case:
Your employer or insurance carrier denies it happened at work – This is often the case when a slight injury happens at work and goes unreported. That injury is aggravated further at work, suddenly becomes serious and the employer says the original injury didn’t occur at work.
Your employer drags its feet with your claim – If you’re injured on the job, you should immediately notify your employer and start the reporting process.
If you suffer permanent disability, either partial or total, that will prevent you from ever fully returning to work – Insurance companies are more likely to contest such claims because they are the most expensive.
Your doctor recommends treatment and the insurance company won’t pay for it.
If the insurance company denies your claim, it's time to get a lawyer.
If the settlement offer doesn’t cover all lost wages and medical bills, a lawyer can help convince a judge you are entitled to a higher rating.
You plan to file for Social Security disability benefits – Those benefits may be reduced by workers comp benefits. At Regan law, we can restructure your settlement to minimize or eliminate the reduction in Social Security benefits.
Your employer retaliates against you – If your employer fires, demotes, or cuts your hours, Regan law can advocate on your behalf to maximize your benefits
Have you experienced a work related injury? If so, get in touch with us, and let an experienced worker's comp attorney review your case.
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If you have been injured on the job and suspect that your employer is not doing everything they can to help you, get in touch with us.
We will review your case, and if you have a claim we will begin work right away to maximize your recovery.