5 Reasons To Hire a Workers’ Comp Attorney
When you’ve been hurt on the job, your primary concern is probably to get back to work as soon as possible. After all, you have bills to pay and tasks to accomplish. With laws and workman’s compensation practices in place, you may be wondering if you really need legal representation.
We’ve put together 5 reasons to hire a workers’ comp attorney to help you understand more about your rights and the potential benefits you may be eligible for after accidents at work.
- Lawyers Keep You Compliant With Legal Requirements
- We Uncover & Claim Benefits You Are Eligible For
- We Deal With Employer Insurance Company Claims & Appeals
- We Negotiate Lump-Sum Settlements
- Workers’ Comp Vs. Lawsuit – We Help You Decide
1. Lawyers Keep You Compliant With Legal Requirements
Imagine being denied benefits because you take too long to file your claim or because you see an out-of-panel physician. It doesn’t take much for an employer or employer’s insurance company to deny your work injury claim, which ultimately keeps you from receiving the care and compensation you deserve.
Our experienced attorneys know Maryland, DC, Virginia, and Pennsylvania workman’s compensation laws and how to keep you compliant. We can make sure you document the proof you need, meet reporting deadlines, and choose approved medical care.
2. Uncover & Claim Benefits You Are Eligible For
Many injuries require more than a bandage and a prescription. Getting back to work safely may mean you need to take extended amounts of time off to heal, participate in months of physical therapy, need multiple surgeries or devices like wheelchairs or prosthetics, or need some type of workplace accommodation to prevent further injury going forward.
Our attorneys review your claim and uncover all the benefits you are eligible for, whether they include medical care, therapy, disability payments, or transitional job accommodations.
3. Deal With Employer Insurance Company Claims & Appeals
Sometimes employer’s insurance claims go smoothly from day one. We certainly hope that will be the case for you. If you do get push-back, denials, or must file an appeal, your workers’ comp attorney can take care of these inconveniences, so you can focus on what’s important – getting all the care you require and on getting better.
4. Negotiate Lump-Sum Settlements
What if the benefits you qualify for today run out before you get better? You want to make sure your benefits cover your needs. Sometimes this means negotiating a lump-sum settlement up-front for peace of mind. These negotiations can be complicated and time-consuming.
Having a trial-ready workers’ compensation lawyer on your side often makes insurance companies seriously consider your demands for a lump-sum settlement.
5. Workers’ Comp Vs. Lawsuit – We Help You Decide
Worker’s compensation claims aren’t always your only option when you’ve been hurt at work. Depending on how the accident happened and how long you will be out of a job, you may also have a solid personal injury case or be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
As your legal team, we will review your workman’s compensation case and make sure you know about all the available options and which ones will benefit you the most. Then, we will help you prepare and file the appropriate paperwork quickly and correctly. Why do it all on your own when you don’t have to?
Hire A Maryland Workers’ Comp Attorney
If you have more questions about hiring a workers’ comp attorney, we invite you to contact the Rockville, Maryland law team at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC. Call today to schedule a free case evaluation and get the care and compensation you deserve after an accident on the job.
Gorkhmaz M. Asgarov, Esq
is an Attorney & Counselor at Law with Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC, which is a litigation law firm based in Rockville, Maryland that provides services to individuals for personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal and traffic defense cases.