Are Workers’ Comp Lawyer Fees Worth It?

The insurance company hasn’t exactly been easy to work with…

…but is it worth it to pay workers’ comp lawyer fees?

You’ve been injured in a workplace injury and the insurance company has been playing hardball. One of your co-workers suggests hiring a lawyer to help you get the benefits you’re entitled to.

But wait a minute…can you afford workers’ comp lawyer fees? And are they really worth it?

Yes and yes!
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How a Workers' Comp Settlement is Calculated
How a Worker’s Comp Settlement Is Calculated

How much are your injuries worth?

Your workers’ comp settlement isn’t “free money.” Here’s what to consider when deciding whether that settlement offer is worth it.

If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, it’s very likely that your life has been turned upside down.

With your reduced work hours and all those medical bills, that workers’ comp settlement offer is starting to look pretty good. But how did the insurance company arrive at that number?

It may seem arbitrary to you. But the insurance company isn’t reading tea leaves or consulting a crystal ball to calculate your workers’ comp settlement amount. They are actually making a number of calculations behind the scenes to decide how much to offer you.

And unless you know what’s influencing their decision, you won’t be able to decide whether the offer is a fair one.

So let’s take a look at what your workers’ comp settlement should cover and how you can decide whether or not to accept it.

 

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5 Mistakes to Avoid After an Injury At Work
5 Mistakes To Avoid After an Injury at Work

Your worker’s comp claim should never be taken lightly

Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid after an injury at work.

An accidental misstep near a large gap. A dangling light everyone thought would never fall. The creaky elevator that always pulled through…until it didn’t.

These and other safety risks can lead to a serious injury at work. And when that occurs, you’re entitled to certain benefits. The problem is, injured workers often make mistakes that can jeopardize their workers’ comp claims or even cause them more injury in the long run.

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Hidden Office Injury Risks: an Office Safety Guide
Hidden Injury Risks at the Office: An Office Safety Guide

It isn’t only construction workers that can suffer a workplace injury.

Learn about the most common injury risks that threaten office safety.

When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, many are under the impression that, because they work in an office rather than a construction site, they are removed from danger.

Although most office environments lack the heavy machinery and sharp tools that can make a builder’s job site so hazardous, office injuries are actually quite common.

Keep reading for some of the most common injuries that threaten office safety. Read more

When To Hire a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

The workers’ compensation system is in place to protect workers via employer-paid insurance policies to ensure payment of lost wages and medical bills for injured employees. The concept is straightforward, but the wide variety of injuries and circumstances create a complicated field of options for anyone to wrap their head around. 

In some cases, you may not even need a work injury lawyer because the insurance company will simply pay appropriately. For example, if your injuries were clearly work-related, don’t require extensive medical treatment, or don’t require extended periods of time off work, you may not need the help of a workers’ comp attorney. 

However, if there is ever a dispute with the insurance company, a workers’ comp lawyer is going to become your newest, best friend.

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Staffing Agencies Key In Temporary Workers Safety

Temporary workers need to stay safe, too

The holidays are a key time for retailers and other businesses — such as delivery companies — to employ temporary workers. Sure, these employees may be new on the job and require quicker training in order to serve hordes of holiday shoppers as soon as possible. But these seasonal employees are still entitled to compensation if injured at work, as is a permanent worker.

That’s where staffing agencies come in. Read more

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