Why You Need Your Own Workers’ Comp Attorney

By Isabel Burgess | Attorneys

Jan 16

Injuries in the workplace occur more frequently than most would imagine. Accidents are unavoidable, and sometimes serious injuries such as to the spinal cord, or a fall onto your back, head, or neck can result in terrible, chronic, or even permanent trauma.Workers' Comp Spinal Injury

Some of these injuries can be as serious as nerve obtrusion’s, bulging/herniated disks of the spinal column, neurological damage, and in serious cases nerve damage, paralysis or even death.

Even the smallest wound or laceration can require surgical treatment and up to a year or more of rehab services before being able to feel like you’re back to normal. Too often, after a back or head injury, you never return completely back to the way you used to feel. This is when a workers’ compensation attorney can come in handy.

Any doctor will tell you that spinal cord trauma is among the most painful and emotionally disparaging types of injuries that a person can go through. The possibilities of life-long paralysis are exponentially higher with spinal cord damage, and the cost of living for those with partial or full paralysis are always immense.

Receiving Workers Comp

No one should have to go through the pain and suffering of severe physical impairments, but that’s why you have the option to receive workers compensation pay to help ease yourself into the new lifestyle you will be developing. So why would you trust the insurance company that represents the business where you were injured on the job? Simply put, an insurance company will generally fight to protect their client.

There is a lot that goes into a workers’ compensation claim and most people just don’t know what to do or expect. The last thing you want to do is agree to settle your claim with the company before you have even figured out what the current status of your health is, or what kind of injuries you might have obtained.

What Is Workers’ Comp?

This is a type of compensation pay and Medicare services from an insurance company in case you become ill or suffer a physical injury because of your job. This so-called compensation fee is required to be paid out by your employer, but the law around these factors vary from state to state. Complying with your state’s laws regarding compensation benefits is a crucial part of an attorney’s job.

As we spoke of earlier, death is an unfortunate accident but does sometimes occur in the workplace. Even though there are differences in the state’s law regarding workers’ comp, most provide death, medical, and physical/mental handicap services.

The differences will usually include things like the payout amount that is received by the injured individual for pain, suffering, and medical expenses like doctors visits, prescriptions, surgeries, and more.

The most important aspect to workers compensation pay is that your loved ones can receive payment on your behalf after your death, to ensure that they are taken care of. Your family and their happiness are great reasons to make sure that your rights and the rights of your loved ones are fought for and protected.