Workers comp lawyer
Work related injuries resulting in loss of income, interruption in employment or to have caused varying degrees of physical disability that affects a workers career or personal life, are usually covered under state regulated workers compensation laws following the guidelines set forth in federal workers comp case law and employee / employer relationship regulations.
These rules, laws and regulations are usually effective in resolving most workers compensation dispute issues. However, when an injured employee is faced with the life numbing circumstance of being denied suitable financial protection coverage after suffering a work related injury, it’s time to hire a lawyer.
Workers compensation insurance is intended as an alternative to on the job injury lawsuits and visioned to provide maximum financial assistance coverage for employees while simultaneously extending protection from litigation to employers.
Typically, If you are injured during the course of performing your job, your workers compensation insurance will provide financial assistance for medical bills, lost wages and other financial emergency needs.
When should I hire a workers compensation lawyer?
In most cases, a workers compensation attorney should be retained immediately after your workers comp insurance denies your claim.
Working on your behalf, our affiliated workers compensation attorneys often operate on a contingency fee basis that eliminates your initial out of pocket expenses and usually costs clients nothing if the attorney cannot win you case.
What might cause my workers comp claim to be denied?
Depending on the specific terms laid out in your policy, your workers comp claim may be denied for any legal reason meeting workers compensation laws in your state. Generally, insurers will commonly deny a claim for:
- Inability to prove injury was work related or actually occurred during the course of an employees performing work related job duties.
- Evidence that employees injury was pre existing or likely to have been caused during or by a non work related event.
- Inadequate coverage for the employees particular injury or circumstances surrounding the injury.
- Missed workers compensation claim filing deadlines. Injured employees are encouraged to pursue workers compensation benefits immediately following an on the job injury.
- Former employee filing for workers compensation benefits after termination or having left an employer voluntarily.
State of Massachusetts workers compensation laws are specific while also open to interpretation by your insurer, your employer and your workers compensation lawyer
If you were denied workers compensation benefits for any reason, our attorneys are here to help your family secure the financial assistance you deserve.
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