There are a number of reasons why an injured individual will seek assistance
from a legal professional after suffering from a work-related injury.
In the aftermath of an accident, the injured victim may feel as though
they’re being pulled in a number of directions by employers and
insurance companies – hiring an attorney is the one sure way to
put someone on their side.
Fear of the Unknown
After an individual suffers from a work-related injury, they may be facing
heavy medical bills and a loss of income. In some severe cases, their
injuries can completely diminish their ability to return to work. When
faced with these types of obstacles, claimants are willing to do what
is necessary to protect their family’s financial integrity.
Employers are required to communicate with employees regarding the protection
they’re given under the Workers’ Compensation Act after an
accident occurs. After the initial discussion, the employer should promptly
follow up to make sure there is an open line of communication between
the injured employee and the carrier. It’s the employer’s
job to make sure his or her employee does not fall through the cracks,
and if the employee feels as though they’re being shortchanged,
they may hire an attorney.
Unfortunately, insurance companies will oftentimes prioritize profit over
your wellbeing and encourage you to accept a settlement that’s far
less than what you deserve. Sometimes doctors will recommend you seek
special medical treatment and insurance companies will say it’s
not necessary. When the injured employee is in need of someone to advocate
on their behalf, they’ll turn to a legal professional who will work
to protect their rights.
At Christian & Davis, LLC, we have 95 years of collective legal experience
in guiding clients through the complexities of the workers’ compensation
process. To put a Greenville workers’ compensation attorney on your
side, call (864) 408-8890 today to
request a complimentary consultation.