Workers' Compensation benefits were put in place to provide money and medical benefits to workers who suffer an injury on-the-job.
As much as you may like to handle your work injury claim on your own, it is the adjuster's job to minimize the total cost of every single claim, including yours, which means you will almost never receive the compensation that you deserve without the help of an experienced Workers' Compensation Attorney.
There are several reasons why it is important to seek legal representation when filing a workers' compensation claim. Your attorney will:
1. Protect your Legal Rights
When you try to handle your work injury claim alone and deal with the adjuster directly, you may not be acutely aware of your legal rights. The adjuster may try to tell you that your claim is not legitimate when it is. When you have the help an attorney they can prevent the insurance company from treating you unfairly.
2. Evaluate your Case
It can be tough to know how much your workers' comp case is worth. No two cases are the same, so relying on someone else's case to determine what yours is worth will do you no good. With the knowledge and expertise of an attorney, they will be able to determine what your case is worth. Your attorney will provide you with their expert recommendations during the settlement process to ensure that you receive compensation that you are owed.
3. Ensure that you Receive the Benefits you Deserve
In a workers' compensation case one of the most important variables is your average weekly wage. This average will determine the amount of compensation that you receive while you are off work.
If the insurance company under evaluates your average weekly income, you could lose out on a substantial amount of money. Having an attorney will ensure that you are receiving the correct amount during your time off work.
4. Screen for Third Party Liability
If your injury was the result of another person's negligence, such as a co-worker or your employer, you might be entitled to file a civil lawsuit in addition to your workers' compensation case.
You will not have to choose between the two. However, you will need the help of a workers' compensation attorney who knows when there is a potential third party liability lawsuit that can be filed.
Contact our Florida Law Office Today
If you were injured at work and do not want the stress of handling a workers' compensation claim on your own, contact our Work Injury Attorneys for help.
We have many years of experience representing those who have been injured on-the-job. We know how this complicated legal process works and we are prepared to fight for you and help you receive the benefits that you deserve for your injuries.