If you’re an employee who has been injured in a work-related accident,
you may be entitled to take legal action against your employer. Unfortunately,
the reality is that even the most legitimate claims are denied in the
workers’ compensation system by employers or insurance carriers.
Because of this, many injured claimants find themselves facing a complex
appeals process, when their claim never should have been denied in the
first place. In this blog, we explain what a
workers’ compensation lawyer should do for you and your case.
Develop Medical Evidence
One of the most common reasons behind the denial of workers’ compensation
claims is a lack of or insufficient medical, vocational, and other types
of evidence. A workers’ compensation attorney can help by gathering
medical records that outline your injuries and any treatment you’ve
undergone since the day of the accident. Furthermore, there are depositions
that can be conducted by your attorney which will include the expert testimony
from medical professionals who can attest to the extent of your injuries
and any permanent disability that may result from your injuries.
Negotiating Settlement Agreements
An experienced lawyer will be able to calculate the value of your claim
and how much your case is worth. Moreover, a good workers’ compensation
attorney will know how to strategically use negotiating tricks and tactics
to ensure that you receive your fair share. It’s important that
you remember, however, to discuss the structure of your settlement agreement.
For example, your settlement should be set up in a way that takes into
account not only the bills you’ve paid, but the medical expenses
you’ll expect to have to pay in the future.
Our Greenville workers’ compensation attorneys have continued a tradition
of legal excellence since 1975. We are proud to represent and stand by
our clients through every step of the process. We have a legal nurse consultant
on staff, which gives us unique insight on how to quantify your damages.
Schedule your free consultation today by calling Christian & Davis, LLC today at (864) 408-8890.