Have you had a chance to read our latest blog yet? If so, then you already know that workers’ compensation cases in Louisville don’t always require a lawyer, especially if they are fairly straightforward. However, that doesn’t mean that every workers’ compensation should be handled without legal representation. The fact of the matter is, the more complicated your case is and the more serious your injuries are, the more likely you are to need a lawyer.
Here are a few examples of circumstances that would require the help of a workers’ compensation lawyer:
- Your employer is denying your claim – Because they are confident that workers won’t appeal or will fail to appeal, some insurance companies and employers will routinely reject legitimate claims. This is due to the fact that approximately 80% of workers will simply accept the denial.
- Your injury or illness is so severe that it prevents you from working your job or any job – A partial or full permanent disability may entitle you to receive either a lump sum or weekly payments for life. This can be incredibly costly for insurance companies, and many will do anything they can to avoid paying.
- Your employer has retaliated against you because you filed a claim – Whether your boss has lowered your pay, cut your hours, demoted you or fired you without any legitimate reason, you should contact an attorney right away.
- Your employer has given you a settlement offer that doesn’t cover your medical bills or lost wages – The whole point of workers’ compensation is to cover lost wages and medical bills, so if your settlement offer doesn’t, you need to get legal help.
Do you need a lawyer for your workers’ compensation case? If so, contact us at Sullivan Law Office today for your free consultation.