I was hurt at work. What should I do?
It is in your best interest to consult with an attorney who concentrates in Workers’ Compensation Law. There is no cost to you until the case is concluded and attorney’s fees are based upon a 20% contingent fee. You need someone on your side to inform you of your right to medical treatment, disability payments, and lump sum awards for the nature and extent of your injury. You need to know that you have the right to be treated by a doctor of your choice and that all reasonably related medical bills, prescriptions, and necessary medical equipment are provided at no charge or deductible to you.
Just because the company’s doctor says you can return to work does not mean that your own physician’s opinion is not considered. You are entitled to benefits for as long as you are under your doctor’s care.
If you are injured at work do not rely on your company or their insurance adjusters to inform you of your rights. Contact our office to learn your rights from someone who represents only you and has your best interests at heart.