Were you injured or sickened on the job? If so, you have a right to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Your employer, if large enough, should participate in this mandatory insurance program in Los Angeles County. These benefits will help you pay the bills while you miss work recovering from your injury or illness. Let’s explore the reasons why you should hire a workers’ compensation attorney in this post.
Was your claim already denied? If so, an attorney can enter the situation and help you file an appeal so that it is approved. A claim that is denied can go through an appeals process. The best way to handle this situation is with the help of an attorney.
The most important reason to work with a workers’ compensation attorney is to avoid having your claim denied in the first place. The slightest mistake on the claim form can lead to the denial of your application. When you work with an attorney from the outset, you have a higher likelihood of the claim being approved.
Another benefit of working with an attorney is if you have a pre-existing condition that will complicate your claim. The insurance company will likely try to deny your claim. An attorney can help prove to the insurance company that your new injury was caused by your employment and not the pre-existing condition.
If you are receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), these benefits might be reduced if a workers’ compensation claim is approved. An attorney can help you avoid this situation.
The workers’ compensation process can hit a speed bump for various reasons. You don’t want to be denied compensation for your injury. This can put you in a challenging financial situation as you recover from your injuries.