It’s likely you’ve never had to work with a workers' compensation attorney before, but when you need one you really need one. An on-the-job injury is more than a blow to your health, it could be a sign of a major issue in your workplace. That’s precisely why our personal injury law firm exists—to help people like you get the justice you deserve.
If you’ve been injured while at work, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. While this is an important step toward getting the care and financial relief that you require, the process of obtaining these benefits can be complicated and confusing. That’s why the experienced attorneys at Rodzik Law Group are here to help. For your convenience, below are four key things a workers compensation attorney can do for you.
Gather necessary evidence and documentation
One of the most essential aspects of filing for workers compensation is providing evidence that your injury occurred as a result of your job duties. Your attorney will make sure to collect all relevant medical records, witness statements, police reports, or other documentation that describes how your injury occurred and its severity. This information will form the basis of your case and ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation due to you.
Provide expert advice throughout your case
Throughout the duration of your case, a workers' compensation attorney from Rodzik Law Group will offer expert advice on each step of the process as needed. This advice can include helping to select medical providers, dealing with insurance adjusters who may try to limit payments, negotiating settlements for permanent injuries, gathering evidence for court appearances if required, and much more. Having an experienced legal advocate by your side means that no stone will go unturned when it comes to achieving a successful outcome for your case.
Advise you on what benefits you are entitled to
The world of workers compensation can feel overwhelming; it is filled with confusing legal terms and eligibility requirements. An experienced attorney from Rodzik Law Group will explain your rights in plain language and help guide you through the claims process so that you understand what kind of benefits you may be entitled to, including lost wages, medical bills, or even permanent disability payments.
Negotiate an agreement with your employer
It’s not uncommon for employers to dispute or deny workers compensation claims in order to protect their own interests—and unfortunately, this means that many people never get the financial relief they deserve. However, an experienced lawyer from Rodzik Law Group can represent your interests in negotiations with your employer to ensure that any settlement offer is fair and reasonable. Depending on your situation, they may also advise going before a judge if necessary in order to get a decision in your favor.
Workers compensation laws exist to protect employees who have suffered injuries while on the job—but navigating them can be complex and intimidating without help from a knowledgeable professional like those at Rodzik Law Group. Their team can provide legal advice about eligibility requirements for claiming benefits, collect evidence for building a strong case, negotiate with employers on behalf of clients and more. We can do all of this while keeping the goal of ensuring clients receive maximum financial relief for their injuries or disabilities caused by workplace accidents or conditions in mind.
If you’ve been injured while working and need assistance understanding your rights under North Carolina’s workers comp laws, contact Rodzik Law Group today for more information about how their team can help!