When Do You Need a Workers Compensation Lawyer?
When you are on the job, you have certain rights under the law with regard to injuries. If you get hurt or if you become ill due to work-related causes, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. If your claim is approved, your medical bills would be paid by the workers compensation insurance company that your employer has engaged, and if you are unable to work for a period of time, you would receive payments to cover the loss of wages. In some cases, an injured party will be unable to work at all, and under these circumstances, the individual in question may receive income for life, or a lump sum payment.
As you can see, the stakes can be very high when it comes to workers compensation claims. Insurance companies protect their own interests, but who will protect yours? If you just follow the instructions that you are given by your company and their insurer, you may wind up getting the short end of the stick. This could ultimately create hardships for you for the rest of your life. This is why it is important to retain a workers comp lawyer if you are going to be filing a claim. Your attorney will advocate your interests, and if you work with Plains Law, you will have a great deal of expertise and experience on your side. We have been worker’s compensation lawyers serving Casper, Buffalo, Gillette, Sheridan, Sundance, and Worland, WY for many years, and we have established a track record of success.
There are a lot of details involved with a workers compensation claim, and we can assist you every step of the way. We can walk you through the initial filing process, and if your employer or the insurance company rejects your claim (and this is common, even when the claim is legitimate) we can appeal on your behalf and aggressively make your case. If a settlement offer is made, we can evaluate it to make sure that it is truly fair given the circumstances. We can also negotiate a lifetime settlement if you are unable to go back to work because of a permanent or partial disability. Plus, if you are unfairly retaliated against by your employer, we can take the appropriate legal actions.
Contact Plains Law
If you would like to speak with a workers comp lawyer as a resident of Casper, Buffalo, Gillette, Sheridan, Sundance, or Worland, WY, contact Plains Law at 307-675-1221.