Worker’s compensation insurance is required by law for most employers so that their employees will be financially protected if they are ever hurt on the job. While most employees probably hope that they’ll never have to use this policy, work-related injuries are often unexpected and unavoidable. Unfortunately, many employees also don’t expect the difficult time they face trying to take advantage of the very insurance policy that was designed to protect them. When this happens, it’s time to get in touch with an experienced worker’s compensation attorney who can help you get the payout you deserve. Read on to find out how an attorney can be of value to you when you are hurt on the job.
Fight Against Unscrupulous Tactics
Believe it or not, the last thing that your employer and their insurer want to do is pay out money for your worker’s compensation claim. For that reason, they may use less-than-honest tactics in order to keep you from getting any money. Some of these tactics include:
* Forcing you to see an independent medical professional who they know will give an opinion that works in their favor
* Send you back to work in a special position created just for you and then eliminate that position so that you are jobless and no longer entitled to benefits
An attorney knows how to tell when an employer or insurer is using these types of tactics. Because they Know Your Rights Under the Virginia Law for Workers’ Compensation, they can expose unscrupulous tactics and help you fight for the compensation you should be receiving.
Get All Of What You Are Entitled To
Do you have any idea how much money you may be entitled to under your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance? If your disability is long-term or permanent and will require ongoing treatment, you may end up being shortchanged in the settlement process if you don’t know what you’re doing. An attorney will make sure that the extent of your injuries are taken into account when determining a settlement amount, and they’ll be there throughout the process to do what is necessary to help you get that.
If you don’t Know Your Rights Under the Virginia Law for Workers’ Compensation, you could be putting your case in jeopardy. Allow Dulaney Lauer & Thomas LLP to help you come up with the right strategy to get the money you need after you have been hurt at work.