If you recently suffered a workplace injury, you likely have a lot on your mind. Questions like, “How will I pay for my medical bills?” and “Will I receive compensation for wages lost while I’m unable to work?” are enough to keep you up at night.
While workers’ compensation exists to address these very concerns, it’s usually not as easy to collect your benefits as it should be. Whether your employer denies your claim or your settlement offer isn’t enough to cover your medical bills, an already complicated situation has the potential to become even more complex in an instant.
At Gerald Brody & Associates, we understand how overwhelming it can be to navigate the murky waters of a workers’ compensation claim and collect the benefits you’re entitled to. That’s where we come in. Our attorneys have years of experience helping injured workers understand the intricacies of their workers’ compensation claims and get the benefits they deserve.
So, when should you call a workers’ compensation attorney?
You may be able to represent yourself if your injury was very minor, you missed little or no work due to your injury, and your employer accepts your claim that the injury happened at work. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claims are rarely this straightforward. Because of this, it’s a good idea to contact an attorney regardless of how simple your case may be. At the very minimum, your attorney can review your claim and give you an honest assessment of whether you can handle the case by yourself.
Of course, there are complex situations where the help of a workers’ compensation attorney is absolutely necessary. If you find yourself in any of the following scenarios, do not hesitate to seek legal representation immediately:
Your employer denied your claim. If your employer has rejected your claim, contact an attorney right away. Employers will do anything they can to not pay the benefits you deserve. At Gerald Brody & Associates, we know every trick in the book and we have years of experience exposing employers trying to cheat the system.
Your settlement offer isn’t enough to cover your medical bills or lost wages. When it comes to your workers’ compensation benefits, don’t assume you’re getting a fair deal just because the judge signed off on it. If you really want to get the best settlement possible, call an attorney to review your case.
You want to file a third-party claim. If you want to file a civil suit against a third-party whose actions or negligence contributed to your injury, don’t do it alone. A workers’ compensation case is complicated enough as it is. Adding another lawsuit to the mix is best done with the help of an experienced attorney.
At Gerald Brody & Associates in San Diego, our attorneys will walk you through the workers’ compensation process, help you interpret the mountains of paperwork piling up on your desk and alert you to potential pitfalls. No obligation, risk-free.
If you’re wondering whether you need a workers’ compensation attorney, call us. We’ll set up a no-cost consultation where we will provide you with an honest, thorough analysis of your claim and answer any questions you may have.