It isn't fun to be fighting with your employer, but if you were hurt at work because the building or property isn't properly maintained, and you are now injured and trying to get workers compensation, you want legal representation. You want to discuss your injury and the case with a lawyer as quickly as you can so you can stop the delay of the payments you desperately need.
Your lawyer needs a copy of all the medical documents and records that are related to your injuries. This means everything from the first ER visit to your last follow-up appointment. All x-rays, images, and scans should also be included. Here are signs that it's time to get a workers compensation lawyer working on your case.
The Injury Was Caused by Property Negligence
It shouldn't be hard to win a case if you can easily prove that your injury was a direct result of property maintenance negligence. This could include but is not limited to:
- Icy or snowy sidewalks
- Slippery floors
- Falling items
- Uneven floors
- Unsafe tools or machines
It's best to have photographic evidence of the negligence. There should also be a report that was filled out on location.
You've Waited Months on the Company Insurance
If you have waited for months and the claim that you have filed is still under investigation by the insurance provider and your employer, you need a lawyer. The insurance provider is probably trying to prove that the employer isn't at fault so there is no payout.
Your Medical Bills are Stacking Up
When you can't work, you have medical bills, and your regular monthly expenses are building, you need the workers compensation money. Your lawyer will work quickly to get you the money that you deserve for the injury that you suffered at work and pursue a settlement that will help relieve you of all these financial strains and burdens.
You don't have to sit around unable to work and continue to wait to see if the insurance is going to finally pay what they owe you and to see when the workers compensation payments are going to come in. Instead, find a lawyer that can quickly file a case and start working to get you the compensation that is owed to you. This could be a settlement amount anywhere from $10,000-$90,000, or more based on the types of injuries you suffered and your case.
For more information, contact a workers compensation lawyer near you.Share