After an injury occurs on the job, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Knowing the right steps to take following a workplace accident is not always easy. However, equipped with the proper knowledge, it is often possible to navigate the workers' compensation claims process in as painless a way as possible. An experienced attorney may have the knowledge necessary to accomplish this goal.
A work-related injury can be life altering. One minute, a worker may be going about his or her daily work routine, the next minute he or she may become seriously injured. Such an injury may prevent a worker from being able to continue executing the tasks required by the job. This can result in lost wages and long-term unemployment which can be financially devastating for the worker and his or her family.
Thankfully, workers' compensation exists to make sure injured workers are able to obtain the finances they need to meet the basic requirements of daily life. We here at Jerome, Gibson, Stewart, Stevenson, Engle & Runbeck, P.C., have helped guide injured workers through every step of the workers' compensation process.
Sometimes, an injured worker may need help starting the process. We have experience helping employees get started on the right track. Other times, an injured worker may be in a dispute or encounter complications during the claim process. We also have a history of standing by an injured worker and fighting for his or her rights. If a claim has been denied, we have also provided vigorous representation during the claims process.
Suffering an injury on the job does not need to be a financially devastating misfortune. With experienced representation, it is often possible to obtain the workers' compensation needed to cover the expenses of everyday life.