Workers’ compensation claims were designed to help individuals who are injured at work seek the financial relief they deserve as a result of their inability to work. At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we are dedicated to helping those who are injured at work recover the compensation they are entitled to by law.
Unfortunately, pursuing a workers’ compensation claim can be riddled with obstacles, with denials pouring in at every turn. The purposes of Workers’ Compensation Laws were implemented to help those who are injured on the job. However, the practice of pursuing the entitlement is complicated, causing more and more individuals who need the assistance to be turned away due to incomplete paperwork or bureaucratic upheaval. At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we will help you slash through the red tape to provide you with the best legal representation available to help recover the compensation you deserve.
Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
Although it is unlawful to operate a business without Workers’ Compensation Insurance, individuals are denied access to their claims simply because of the costs associated with their petitions for payment. By law, your employer must hold this insurance, which entitles you — when injured on the job — compensation for your pain and suffering, including:
- Income Deviation due to Injury/Ability
- Lost Wages During the Recovery Process
- Medical Coverage
- Vocational Rehabilitation
There are a number of expenses that are equated with an injury, and not all of them are visible at the time of the accident. It is important that you receive proper medical care and a clear diagnosis of your condition in order to pursue the applicable compensation.
Protecting Your Best Interests
Although your company appears to operate fairly, with all of the proper protocols in place for handling your workers’ compensation claim, the insurance companies and the attorneys who represent your business may see the injury differently. Since it will not be your company that is paying for the claim directly, the insurance company will do what is in their best interest by delaying your claim, or simply refusing its merit outright.
With the help of a seasoned workers’ compensation claims firm on your side, we can help shorten the process by ensuring that the claim is submitted fully the first time, without requiring you to devote the time you could be using to heal to the process. The stress of pursuing workers’ compensation claims can minimize your recovery efforts, leaving you in financial distress as a result.
Our workers’ compensation claims attorneys work hard as your advocate, creating a communication point for the insurance company and their attorneys to contact us directly regarding your claims. We will keep you informed with each accomplished step, and allow you to spend the time you need to heal fully, while we fight for your rights.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims
Getting injured at work can happen to anyone, and as industries vary, the risks do too. If you have been injured in any of the following capacities at work, or even one that is not listed, contact our attorney group today for a free consultation to discuss your claim.
- Slip & Fall Accident on the Employer’s Premises
- Falling from a Ladder or from Heights While Working
- Development of Diseases or Illnesses Caused by Asbestos as a Result of Working with Hazardous Materials or within Hazardous Conditions
- Developing Cumulative or Repetitive Stress Injuries from Repeating the Same Motion
- Injuries from Against or Falling Objects