Why Do I Need a Workers Compensation Attorney?
Workers compensation benefits are designed to provide financial relief to workers who have become injured or ill due to their work conditions or setting.
However, this system is comprised of rules that vary from one state to the next and whose outcomes depend on a complex system of procedures. Because insurance companies know the system and how to manipulate it, it can be unfair to injured and ill workers.
Since the workers compensation system is complex, in order to be successfully compensated, you must either learn about Floridas workers compensation law yourself, or hire an attorney to help you through the claim process.
When to hire an attorney
It is a good idea to call an attorney as soon as possible after you become sick or injured on the job.
If your work-related injury is serious or your workers compensation claim is rejected, it is especially important to call a lawyer, like those at the Orlando personal injury law firm of Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter.
Our experienced attorneys can help you if you are involved in some of these common situations:
- You were injured at work and are not satisfied with the medical treatment you received from the workers compensation doctors.
- You are interested in settling your workers compensation claim.
- Your workers compensation claim is accepted but you do not receive lost wages or you do not receive the correct amount of your lost wages.
- Your employer retaliates against you for filing a claim by either taking disciplinary action or by firing you.
- You were injured or became ill on the job and your claim is denied.
Be wary of friendly insurance adjusters
Even if your insurance claims adjuster seems helpful and sincere, it is still important to consult an attorney. The problem with taking advice from an insurance adjuster is that the adjusters motivation for making decisions is to keep your employers costs down. This goal conflicts with your best interests, which is to acquire the best medical care and ongoing wage loss benefits for as long as you are not able to work.
Insurance adjusters are trained to reduce the cost of your claim any way they can. Some will even go as far as to violate the provisions of the Workers Compensation Act.
Protect your rights
Hiring a workers compensation attorney to handle your case can help ensure that you, the victim, are treated fairly and receive appropriate financial consideration in regard to your illness or injury. If you live in the Orlando area, the Orlando personal injury firm of Colling, Gilbert, Wright can help you protect your rights as an injured or sick worker. Serving Daytona, Melbourne and Orlando, Florida, our team of knowledgeable and aggressive workers looks forward to winning your claim. Please schedule a workers’ compensation claim consultation today.