Who to Trust If You’ve Been Hurt at Work
Posted Dennis Kergick on Nov 23, 2014 in Workers' Compensation
You’ve never been in this situation before. You’ve never been hurt at work, but in an instant, that all changed. One accident caused you to suffer a significant injury that required medical attention and is, at least temporarily, keeping you from doing your job.
Workers’ compensation laws are intended to provide some certainty to injured workers and to help them avoid lawsuits. However, even with these laws, it is important that you be cautious about trusting your recovery to:
- Your employer. Your employer may be concerned about his insurance premiums going up or about you being out of work for too long. Thus, even if you have a good relationship with your employer, he may have different interests than you do when it comes to your recovery.
- An insurance company. The insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible for your claim so that it can maximize its own profit. You should not trust that the insurance company is giving you complete information or acting in your best interest.
- The doctor chosen by your employer or your employer’s insurance company. Some doctors are certainly ethical and have your physical recovery as their top priority, but you should make sure that you are comfortable with the advice given to you by a company doctor or a doctor chosen by your employer.
While you may need to watch out for your own rights with these parties, there is someone you can trust.
You Can Trust an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
It is your lawyer’s job to advocate for your full and fair recovery. You can trust that your lawyer is on your side and has no competing interests. Please start a live chat with us now to learn more.