When you're hurt on the job, all you want is to get better and get back to work. You've been working for the same company, for the same boss for 10 years; You probably spend more time with your co-workers than you do your spouse. For this reason, the last thing you want to do is file a lawsuit against your employer.
At the same time, your pain isn't going away and the company doctor is trying to push you back to full duty work. At some point, you'll need to make a decision on how you're going to proceed.
There are a few factors to keep in mind if you find yourself in this situation:
1. Your Employer has WC Insurance For a Reason
Your Employer has insurance because they have to by PA law. The insurance company is the one paying your wage loss benefits and paying for the medical bills related to your injury. The workers' compensation insurance company's main goal in your case is to limit the amount of money they pay out. They will takes steps to cut you off throughout the process and you'll need to be ready to fight back.
2. Your Employer Isn't Pulling All the Strings
Once again, the insurance company is the main actor on the other side of your case. They are pulling the strings and making things difficult for you. In many cases, your employer doesn't know much about what's going on with your case.
3. You Need To Cover Your Bases To Maximize Your Results
The process isn't always pretty but it's important that you follow the guidelines and work with an attorney you can trust. Even though you gave a decade of your life to a company, their insurance company is simply looking at the bottom line. Hiring an attorney to represent you is simply the best way to make sure you get everything you deserve.
Contact the experienced team at Schmidt Kramer today to discuss your workers' compensation, auto accident, premises, medical malpractice, or nursing home neglect case today.