17 Oct 7 Reasons You May Need an Attorney for Your Workers’ Comp Claim
If you get injured on the job, you are entitled to workers compensation benefits. Many claims are denied due to lack of proper documentation, missing paperwork, not reporting the case on time and many other reasons. Here are a few pointers to help you understand when you need an attorney to represent you if you are injured at work.
You should hire an experienced attorney immediately if the following are true.
- Severe workplace injuries that require surgery
- Moderate or severe injuries that disable a person preventing return to work. In such a case, the victim may be entitled to a “permanent partial disability” award.
- If injuries prevent you from working on a regular basis in any job.
- In case of significant pre-existing disabilities.
- If your employer, the insurance company or the state’s workers’ compensation division has denied your workers’ compensation claim.
- You are not getting the benefits you could receive.
- You are denied medical benefits.
Remember that your employer and the insurance company are represented by attorneys. It makes sense that you have an experienced lawyer by your side too.
If your injuries cause a permanent bodily impairment or a change in ability to work, a workers’ compensation lawyer will work to ensure that you receive the medical care and workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. If your injury disables you permanently, a lawyer can also help you in filing for Social Security disability benefits too.
To learn more or to talk to one of the most experienced workers compensation attorneys in Arizona, call Arizona Injury Law Group at 602-346-9009.