Workers Compensation – How a Lawyer Can Help

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Workers Compensation – How a Lawyer Can Help

Thousands of people sustain injuries on the job annually. This results in over $25 billion paid out in workers’ comp claims each year. According to the Insurance Journal, slips, falls, and overexertion is the top three reasons for these claims.

Accidents Happen

Many people don’t report their injuries for fear of losing their jobs (which is illegal) and pay their medical costs out-of-pocket.  They are unable to perform the job duties required, calling out and putting their jobs unnecessarily at risk. By filing a claim through an attorney well-versed in Workers Comp law, your job, costs, and wages can be preserved.  Additionally, should you become permanently disabled, your attorney will fight to get you the best settlement possible. That reliable attorney that will fight for you is Frankie Slaughter of The Slaughter Law Firm.

Why Hire an Attorney

Navigating Workers’ Comp law is challenging unless you’re an attorney. That is why hiring an attorney is a wise move. Reporting the injury to your employer at the first available opportunity is also a smart move. The Slaughter Law Firm can determine if your employer is liable for your injuries. If you’ve engaged an attorney, and should your employer attempt to deny the claim or chooses not to cooperate, your attorney can be more persuasive in addressing those roadblocks.

Settling with Your Employer

Once a claim is filed, your company will invariably low-ball the settlement figure. Although it may seem like a fair amount to you based on what you may have already spent, keep in mind that they want to pay the least amount to get this claim settled. Also, you are not liable for any medical costs in connection with a Workers’ Compensation claim. You will be reimbursed 100% of any expenses that are related. When assessing your claim, your attorney will factor in all the pertinent considerations, such as emotional trauma, financial losses due to your inability to work, either temporarily or long-term, and will work to get you the best settlement possible.

Contingency Fees

Your attorney should be operating on a contingency – that means that he gets paid when you get paid. The Slaughter Law Firm will never ask you to pay upfront.

Minor Injuries

Regardless of how minor your injuries or that you haven’t missed work, you may still be eligible for a settlement.  With Frankie Slaughter as your attorney, you can rest assured that you will be compensated accordingly.

If you’ve sustained an on-the-job injury, call The Slaughter Law Firm today for an evaluation and to get your claim started.