Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim? Don't Risk Getting Fired: Hire an Attorney.
If you have been injured on the job, your first instinct should be to file a workers’ comp claim. But this is not the typical reaction. Many workers decide not to file a workers’ comp claim out of fear that they will get fired. While it is true that some employees are fired after filing a workers’ comp claim, the reality is that this usually is a big mistake by the employer and results in a far more valuable claim for you. You have one year from the date of the accident to file your claim. Most employers know this. Some employers will fire you because you are injured and can’t work.
Even if they are being nice, you need to protect yourself
Some employers will try to be the nice guy and promise to take care of you if you don’t file a claim. But then, on the anniversary of your accident, they will terminate you anyway. The best way to protect yourself from being fired is to hire an experienced workers’ comp attorney. At Rohan Law, we have helped injured workers keep their jobs and get paid for time off while recovering for nearly 20 years.
You deserve immediate medical care paid for by the employer
If you are injured at work, your employer is under a legal obligation to help you get medical treatment. They must show you a list of doctors, and YOU get to pick which one you get treatment from. If they fail to do that, you can see any doctor you wish, and you deserve to get reimbursed for your medical bills. Workers’ comp laws are in place to protect injured employees on the job. Unfortunately, some employers view these laws as burdens and take advantage of their employees. Do not let this happen to you. If you have been injured on the job, and have been denied medical treatment, contact Rohan Law today for a free consultation with one of our experienced workers’ comp attorneys. We will fight to ensure you receive the medical treatment you deserve and keep your job.
You deserve to get paid for the time you are unable to work
Workers’ comp laws are also in place to protect the financial security of injured workers. If a doctor takes you out of work for more than seven (7) days, you are entitled to weekly checks from them. Many employers fail to report a claim to their insurance carrier. Many injured workers try to be nice and don’t want to hurt the employer. Both of these approaches are wrong. Your employer is required by law to have workers’ comp insurance if they have three or more employees. They have been paying insurance premiums to protect you in case you get hurt. When we file a claim, it is the insurance company that pays, not the employer. You need to look out for yourself because the insurance company is looking out for the insurance company. Always. If you have been injured on the job, contact Rohan Law today for a free consultation with one of our experienced workers’ comp attorneys. We will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve and keep your job.
Your employer’s insurance would rather not deal with workers’ comp lawyers
Your employer’s insurance company would rather not have to pay your workers’ comp claim. In fact, they will usually deny a claim even when it is clearly a valid claim. They know that a lot of cases are little small claims, and the injured worker will just give up and go back to work. In other cases, they know the injured worker will be so desperate for cash since they have been out of work that they will take a fraction of the value of the claim as a settlement to close out their case. The insurance company will try to get you to settle for less than you deserve or even convince you not to file a claim at all. Do not let them take advantage of you! Hiring a workers’ comp attorney will level the playing field and ensures that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. As soon as we send them a letter of representation, you can expect them to change how they handle your claim.
An experienced workers’ comp lawyer knows what to do
If you have been injured on the job, the experienced workers’ comp lawyers at Rohan Law can help you every step of the way. We will assist you in filing your claim, we will deal with your employer’s insurance company, and we will fight for your rights in court if necessary. We know exactly how to create a strong case for you, and we know how to help you avoid things that can hurt your case.
Waiting too long to call us can be a mistake
We understand that the decision to file a claim can be scary, especially if you are afraid of being fired. You need to act fast. The longer you wait to take action, the weaker your case will get. Your employer’s insurance and legal team can argue that your injuries were not work-related if you waited too long. That is one of the most common ways that injured workers without legal representation get their workers’ comp claims denied.
Don’t make the mistake of passing up on a valid workers’ comp claim over the fear of getting fired; call Rohan Law today for your free consultation. You don’t owe us anything. The insurance company will pay our fees. The workers’ comp lawyers at Rohan Law have the experience and knowledge you need to protect your job and get fairly compensated for your injuries. We understand that when an employee is injured on the job, they are often worried about two things: their health and their job security. We will help you navigate both of your concerns. If you have been injured on the job, do not wait to take action. Contact us today for a free consultation. We will review your case and help you decide how to proceed. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can help you protect your job and get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait any longer, call Rohan Law today!