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When to Call a Workers’ Compensation Attorney, Pt. 2

More Workers’ Compensation Scenarios that Demand an Attorney

As discussed in our previous blog, workers’ compensation cases can become complex. When employers want to limit their expenses, they may work to undermine your claim, leaving you unable to pay your bills and make up for lost work. In situations like this, you benefit from calling a workers’ compensation attorney.

In the last article, we talked about the following reasons why you would want to hire an attorney for a workers’ compensation claim:

  • Your benefits have been denied or delayed
  • You have one or more known pre-existing health conditions
  • Your workers’ compensation benefits are insufficient

In any of these cases, a workers’ compensation attorney can help you build a case and secure the benefits you need. But there are many more situations workers benefit from legal representation.

Your employer claims you are still able to work or do not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits

In order to minimize, reduce, or suspend your benefits, some employers make this claim. Your employer or their insurance company might insist your medical records are inadequate or your condition is not as bad as you claim.

No one knows your health status and working responsibilities better than you do. If your employer says your case does not qualify for workers’ compensation and you disagree, you have options. A workers’ comp attorney can perform a complete review of your situation. An attorney can help you gather the evidence necessary to prove your claim. 

It is true that some employees do not qualify for workers’ compensation, depending on the state and type of work. If you suspect your employer is wrong about your status, or simply want to check for yourself, contact an attorney right away. A workers’ compensation lawyer on your side will give you an unbiased opinion.

You face retaliation in the workplace because of your injury and/or claim

If you experience retaliation after a workers’ compensation claim, contact an attorney immediately. “Retaliation” refers to actions taken by your employer to discourage your workers’ compensation claim. Acts of retaliation may include:

  • A reduction of work hours
  • A demotion
  • Verbal or managerial harassment

This kind of retaliation is strictly against the law. When you seek help from a workers’ compensation attorney, they can help you understand your rights and options for protecting yourself.In future blog posts, we will share more situations where a workers’ comp attorney can make all the difference. If you have any doubts about your case or suspect your employer is working against your claim, reach out. Call 636-530-1515 or contact us online.

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