After a workplace accident, you may be tempted to manage your workers’ compensation case alone. However, consulting with legal and medical experts before filing your claim can assure you that you will receive all of the complete benefits that you deserve.
In Chicago, Illinois, our expert doctors and lawyers with Grupo MedLegal can help you to create the strongest compensation claim for your work injuries.
The Claims Department Will Systematically Deny You
Unfortunately, many workers are denied compensation claims. By working with legal and medical professionals, you can create the best possible claim with a better chance of your claim being approved.
A workers’ compensation lawyer knows what kinds of proof are most convincing, and can work with your doctor to help you create a complete medical record of your injury.
A Lawyer Can Negotiate a Fair Agreement
An injured person who needs help paying medical bills or other costs may become desperate and accept any type of compensation. This can make the injured person accept the first offer from the insurance company, although his or her case is worth more.
A workers’ compensation lawyer knows the value of your case. A lawyer will use factors such as your percentage of impairment, the cost of your past and future medical expenses, your limitations for future work, and the amount of your previous salaries so that he or she can negotiate a fair agreement on your behalf.
Help if Your Claim Is Denied
If an agreement for solution is not reached, you may have to take your compensation claim to an administrative hearing or a trial before a workers’ compensation judge. If this occurs, the worker’s lawyer can prepare the documents, witnesses, and medical evidence necessary to make your case.
If you are not satisfied with the results of the hearing, an employment lawyer can help to you appeal the decision at a higher level, such as a board of appeals.
Besides helping workers to win a compensation, employment lawyers can help you to determine if you should file a claim against other people who caused your injuries. For example, if you were injured in a car accident while on the job, you might be able to file a workers’ compensation claim, and file a claim against the person who caused the accident. These kinds of claims may be worth more than a workers’ compensation claim, and shouldn’t be forgotten.
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