If you’ve been injured in a work accident, the most important thing in your life at that point is likely getting well. However, the insurance company for the party that caused your injuries will be trying to decrease their liability by denying or downplaying your losses and attempting to place blame on you for various things relating to the situation. For this reason, it is important to contact a worker’s compensation attorney from a firm like the Law Offices of Edward J. Singer right away.
The thing that you need to understand about workers’ compensation law is that while it guarantees certain benefits to your family, especially if you are injured or killed on the job, this bill was passed by the companies and politicians as an alternative to regular lawsuit for personal injury protection.
This means that while you will qualify for a number of benefits, including compensation for your lost wages, medical treatment and rehabilitation, vocational services to help you get back to gainful employment as well as disability payments if necessary or a lump sum death benefit if one of these other forms of payment is not adequate.
The state agency that has the oversight responsibility for the worker’s compensation program is called (in most states) The Workers Compensation Commission or WCC. In some states, they are referred to as the State Insurance Fund or SIF. These groups employ an army of agents and administrators at Worker’s Comp offices throughout the state.
Even if lawyers will not give a quote over the phone, they should be glad to talk to you and answer any questions that you have about their approach to workers’ compensation law. If you find the right lawyer for your purposes, you have a better chance of winning your case and getting the help you need.