What a Workers’ Comp Attorney Can Do For You

May 6, 2020
What can a workers' comp attorney do for you

Work injuries can occur at any time and it’s important that you’re prepared for them. Obviously, you can’t be prepared to get a workplace injury – they’re random and prepping for them is impossible. But you can inform yourself of what to do once you get one. And one of the things you should prepare yourself for is hiring the right workers’ comp attorney. But you might be asking yourself, “what can a workers’ comp attorney do for me?”. If you’re curious about the duties of a workers’ comp attorney and how they can benefit you, continue reading below to learn more. Our Pharmacy Network works closely with workers’ comp attorneys to help you when you’re dealing with a workers’ compensation claim.

Duties of a Workers’ Comp Attorney

The ultimate goal of a workers’ compensation attorney is to help the person they’re representing obtain the benefits they need. If you’re the defendant, your workers’ comp attorney will attempt to mitigate your liability. To do this, workers’ comp attorneys will try to:

  • Gather evidence
  • Take depositions of the claimant, physicians, medical experts, and other parties
  • Perform legal research
  • Draft pleadings and other legal documents

Develop Evidence

Perhaps the most common reason why workers’ comp claims are denied is because of a lack of medical evidence. You’re more likely to receive all the benefits you can receive if you have strong medical evidence supporting your case. In order to develop evidence, your workers’ comp attorney will gather medical records, arrange treatment with certain physicians, obtain medical opinions from your treating physicians and from a medical examination, and conduct depositions of medical experts.

Other evidence that your workers’ comp attorney will attempt to develop is:

  • a testimony from an expert about your job’s physical requirements
  • statement from friends and family members about your daily activity
  • history of your employer’s poor workplace safety or lack of training.

Negotiate and Structure Settlement Agreements

Your workers’ comp attorney will be able to estimate how much your case is worth – the amount of benefits you should receive. As they negotiate with your employer’s insurance company to reach a settlement, the estimate they’ll determine will be based on a number of factors. These factors can include your past medical expenses as well as the cost of future treatment, the extent of your injuries and limitations, if you have long-lasting impairments, and much more.

Workers’ comp attorneys are well-versed in negotiation with insurance companies. When you hire one to negotiate with your employer’s insurance company, it’s a near guarantee that they’ll provide you with beneficial results. On top of that, they’ll also ensure your settlement agreement is properly written to avoid negative consequences.

Representation

If a settlement can’t be reached, your workers’ comp attorney will represent you as your case proceeds to a hearing before a judge. During the investigation process, your attorney will present the evidence listed earlier along with other evidence, write your “pleadings”, and ensure everything is submitted on time. If you’re not satisfied with the results of your hearing, then your attorney can assist you in appealing the decision.

Inform You of Third-Party Claims and Other Potential Benefits

Apart from a workers’ comp claim, you may also have a personal injury claim against a third party whose negligence caused or contributed to your injury. personal injury claims can sometimes be more valuable than the workers’ claim and so your attorney can advise you of potential eligibility for other benefits.

Hire Our Pharmacy Network Today For Assistance in Finding a Workers’ Comp Attorney

For many years, Our Pharmacy Network has provided Broward County residents and other South Floridians with home pharmacy delivery services. Other than delivering prescribed medicine, OPN also works closely with attorneys to ensure clients receive their full benefits. We’re confident that when you hire us, you’ll be added to our growing list of satisfied customers as you receive the best possible settlement. For any inquires, you may call us at 844.238.9313 or visit our contact page.

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