Were You Denied for Workers’ Compensation Coverage?
Workers’ compensation is a system designed to protect employers and employees when injuries occur at work. Workplace injuries are incredibly common with a single year (2014) seeing more than 55,000 in the United States alone. There are broken bones, sprains and tears, falls from heights, work related auto accidents, slip and fall injuries, spine injuries, head injuries, and many more that can be severe enough to leave the injured employee out of commission for months or, in the worst cases, permanently. This is why workers’ compensation laws and regulations are so important to the nation’s workforce.
By requiring employers to cover their employees with workers’ compensation insurance, the employer is protected from lawsuit, and the employee is guaranteed benefits to cover their injuries and lost wages. Yet, this does not mean that the system always works, flawlessly. There are occasions where workers’ compensation fraud occurs on both sides, though the employer and the insurance company are more likely to bend the rules or cheat the system by denying workers’ compensation benefits or by retaliating against the employee who files a workers’ compensation claim. This is where the employee should seek the advice and guidance of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
How Can a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Help You?
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Cornerstone Law Firm have the experience and expertise that you need when you’re going up against your employer and/or workers’ compensation insurance company. You don’t want to face these large entities and their attorneys on your own, because it is all too easy to end up without coverage and without resources.
Your workers’ compensation attorney will build your case by preparing and organizing the legal paperwork, the evidence, and the expert witnesses needed to establish the facts in your work related injury claim. You will get a free consultation to discuss the unique needs of your case and what your rights and options are, then you can proceed to present a strong case in negotiations and, if necessary, in court, to prove that your injury is work related and that you are entitled to compensation.
Call Cornerstone Law Firm to schedule your free consultation, today.