When you are injured on the job, you assume that your employer will always step up to the plate to make sure that you are taken care of because the incident happened on their watch. Unfortunately, even the most well-respected companies can turn sour when it comes to worker's compensation claims, and you never know when you are going to get a hard way to go when you file a claim.
If you intend to file a claim for worker's compensation, having a lawyer on your side right from the beginning is the best way to ensure you are treated fairly. When you go for an initial consultation, there are four questions you should ask the workers comp lawyer.
1. What should you supply as evidence? - Right from the start of any legal proceeding it is crucial to be able to offer the right evidence in the case. Make sure you ask the lawyer what they will need from you in the beginning so you will have an easier time obtaining the documents and proof that you need.
2. How could your employer claim you are to blame? - It is not really a matter of if your employer will try to find a way to place the blame on you, but how they will do it. Employers commonly play the blame game in worker's compensation claims to take the liability for your injury off of themselves. When you know what to expect up front, you will be less bothered later on when finger-pointing starts taking place.
3. What would be considered a fair settlement amount? - It is likely that you will be approached with a settlement amount from your employer once they see that you deserve payment for your injury. Yet, you should know what would be a fair mount to prevent getting cheated out of what you really deserve.
4. Is there anyone you should not be talking to about the case? - One of the most difficult aspects of worker's comp cases is the fact that the people involved may be people you have known for many years. You must know who it is safe to talk to, as it is to easy for just general conversation to make a difference in the outcome of your case.
Being involved in a worker's compensation claim can be quite scary because it is often hard to determine the outcome on your own. Be sure you talk openly with your chosen attorney in the early phases of the claim to gain a better insight into what you should expect through the process. To learn more, contact a company like Freedman, Wagner, Tabakman & Weiss.Share
4 June 2015
While I took a few business classes in college, I left early to start my own business. I thought I had the knowledge I needed to become a great business owner and was eager to start my business. Soon, I had a new business that was actually performing pretty well in sales. Unfortunately, I hadn't taken any law courses in college, and I soon realized I made a few mistakes when starting my business that could cause me some legal trouble. Thankfully, a great business lawyer helped me correct my mistakes before I had any legal problems, but I then decided to take those business law courses. I want to help business owners and anyone else who would like to learn more about the law by starting a blog where I will share what I have learned and will continue to learn. I hope I can help you!