Knowing when to hire an attorney can be confusing but it's especially difficult after you've been injured on the job. Most people don't know about their rights because let's face it, no one expects or plans to get hurt at work. It's even harder to protect your rights after the fact. In Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee workers' compensation cases, there are lots of questions that come up and time sensitive elements that, if not handled correctly, could destroy the value of your claim.
Add to that the unfortunate truth that most of the resources you would go to for answers usually have it in their best interest to keep you in the dark. You can't ask about what you don't know, right?
Workers' compensation cases in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana are complex because of all the parties involved - your employer, their workers' comp insurance carrier, health care providers, and the person who stands to gain or lose the most, you.
Injured workers are hesitant to get an attorney because things seem to be going well. Their employer has given them the time off they need to recover, they're getting their checks in the mail on time, and their health care is being covered. But what if their checks suddenly stop coming in the mail and they can't get their claim adjuster won't return their calls? What if their doctor recommends a surgery that the insurance carrier won't approve because it's too expensive? What if they take a long time to heal and their employer threatens to terminate them?
These are all very real situations that happen to people everyday, more often than we'd like to admit. Things seem to be going the way they should, until they don't, and by then it may be too late to get what you're entitled to.
Sadly the majority of workers' comp cases play out just like that because they aren't overtly bad from the start. Workers end up taking a risky gamble waiting for things to get worse or improve on their own before considering hiring an attorney.
What if you can get protection from these things for no out of pocket cash? There is very little risk to having an attorney, but you risk losing a lot without one. Find out if you're losing out - have your case evaluated for FREE.
You may think that hiring an attorney will make things worse. We get it. Saying you've lawyered up can sound aggressive and adversarial. What if your boss stops talking to you because he's afraid you'll sue?
It could happen. But the truth is, we're not interested in filing a lawsuit against your employer. We're interested in making them follow the rules just like they expect you to follow the rules. So while many people think we're out to get them, this simply isn't the case.
We hold Workers' Comp insurance companies accountable to the law. An injured worker is entitled to compensation and medical benefits allowed under the law.
You can trust the powers in play to have your best interests at heart. Or you can trust us, a team of attorneys whose job it is to protect the interests of you and your family.
Be certain. Have your case evaluated for FREE by our team of attorneys to know for sure.