Workers’ compensation laws entitle workers to benefits for work-related injuries and illnesses. Unsurprisingly, however, the insurance companies that provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees often do not want to pay valid claims, so they do everything they can to avoid providing injured workers the benefits they deserve. To this end, they work with lawyers who are standing by to pick apart and deny your claim.
How Can You Protect Yourself?
The best way to protect yourself when filing a workers’ compensation claim is to work with a reputable Greenville workers’ compensation attorney from the start. Some of the specific ways that a lawyer can help you include the following:
- Determining whether your injury or illness falls within the definition of “work-related”
- Prepare your paperwork and file it with the workers’ compensation commission and insurance company
- Respond to the insurance company’s requests for more information
- Represent you during interviews or depositions
- Communicate with the insurance company or their lawyers on your behalf
- Attempt to negotiate a settlement agreement
- File a claim with the workers’ compensation commission, should your claim be denied
- File an appeal, if necessary
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Greenville
If you have been injured at work or developed a work-related illness, you should call our office today. The lawyers at David R. Price, Jr. P.A. are dedicated to helping injured workers obtain the benefits that they are entitled to. To schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team, contact us or call our office today at 864-271-2636.
What kinds of injuries or illnesses are covered by workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation covers any injury or illness you can trace back to your work or working environment. Issues like repetitive strain injuries, injuries from slips and falls, hearing or vision loss, and certain cancers are regularly covered.
What If my claim has already been denied?
If you tried to file a claim yourself and it has already been denied, you may still be able to obtain benefits. That said, you should contact an attorney as soon as you can to secure legal representation.
Do I need a workers’ compensation attorney?
There is no rule that says you need a workers’ compensation attorney to represent you. That said, considering the fact that the other side has lawyers ready to deny your claim, it’s highly advisable that you retain your own counsel.
David Price is a Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Collections, and Criminal Defense Attorney who practices in Greenville, SC. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law, and has been practicing law for 12 years. David Price believes in helping those who have been injured. Learn more about his experience by clicking here.