When a work injury occurs, victims are often left with more questions than answers. Though the law requires employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance, victims often go through great lengths to receive the fair benefits they are entitled to. Those who have been injured on the job are often subjected to accusations and denials by their employer and the insurance company. For this reason, many people turn to Work injury lawyers. These lawyers work on behalf of their clients so they receive their fair benefits.
The steps an injured worker must go through to settle their benefits claim can take time. The first step is to make sure the employer has been notified of the injury, because the sooner one notifies their employer, the sooner the process can begin. There is a statute of limitations that generally requires injured workers to report their injuries within two years of them occurring. Although one has time to report, it behooves them to do so in a timely manner so their benefits are not delayed or even denied.
Work injury lawyers will work with their client to help ensure each step of the process proceeds as it should, and with the insurance company and employer to ensure they are being fair. The law requires an insurance company to respond in a timely manner. An injured person may be asked to be checked by a company doctor before the claim can progress, even if they are already under the care of their own doctor.
Should the insurance company come back with a denial decision, it is important for injured workers to realize they can still pursue their claim. The lawyer will need to appeal the decision which will prompt a hearing to take place. No matter how the claim is settled, the lawyer will work on behalf of the client to ensure their rights are protected and they are treated fairly.
If you have been injured on the job and need help filing your workers’ compensation claim, contact the law office of Alpern Schupert, P.C. He will be glad to help you through the process so you can receive the fair benefits you deserve. You can also connect them on Facebook for more updates.