Law Offices Like TMH Law can offer the important guidance through the workers compensation claim process you need.
Have you or has someone you love been injured at work? Do you need to file for workers’ compensation, but don’t know where to begin? Have you started a claim, only to become bogged down in the confusing workers compensation claim process?
The good news is that you do not need to go it alone! Experienced workers’ compensation lawyers like those at The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland are available to help you through the process and to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. In this blog, you will find several compelling reasons you should consider hiring an experienced attorney to help you navigate the workers compensation claim process.
The Workers Compensation Claim Process
Even a basic overview of the workers compensation claim process is often compelling enough to encourage injured workers to hire a lawyer right away. Your claim should begin immediately after you experience your accident or symptoms. First and foremost, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Then, if not at the same time, you must inform your employer of the injury, and your treatment, as soon as possible. This should be done in writing, so that you document it. After your employer has been informed, the employment lawyer will most likely contact you regarding statements, waivers, and eventually settlements.
How An Attorney Can Help
In a workers’ compensation scenario, you are entitled to the following rights:
- The right to benefits, including free medical coverage and wage loss benefits
- The right to negotiate a lump sum settlement
- The right to control your treatment
- The right to a hearing
- The right to recover from your injury
- The right to your job
Lump Sum Settlement: Tom Holland is experience in evaluating lump sum offers. Early lump sum settlement offers may be encouraging, but Tom Holland will be able to help not leave anything on the table. If the disability continues to be treated without a definitive diagnosis and/or prognosis, prompt settlement may not be prudent. When and if to settle is your decision to make, but BEWARE. What’s the hurry? Please be cautious of an early settlement offer from a claims adjustor who suggests you do not need a lawyer.
When you hire your attorney to help you navigate the claims process, you have an advocate who not only understands how each of these rights applies to your situation but who will also fight to ensure they are upheld.
It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible, and especially to do so before giving any statements or signing any documents. Remember that your employer also has an attorney who will be representing their interests. So, without an attorney, you would be at a severe disadvantage.
If you are looking for an experienced lawyer who can stand up to employers and insurance companies, be sure to consider The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland. To learn more about our workers’ compensation work, contact us today at (215) 701-9365.