Workers’ compensation cases can be particularly daunting for an injured or ill worker attempting to go it alone. They are among the most complex cases as they often involve multiple layers of liability. Plus, you can be sure that employers have attorneys always at the ready to defend them from potential financial or reputational repercussions. But when an employer, its workers or its vendors are at fault for an injury or illness, fair compensation to the victim truly is in the best interest of all parties. That’s why securing expert legal representation is critical.

Navigating legal complexities

Workers’ compensation laws can be convoluted, varying from state to state and subject to frequent updates and amendments. For the layperson, comprehending the nuances of these laws can be overwhelming. Victims need and deserve the help of workers’ compensation specialists who make it a point to stay up-to-the-minute on legislative changes, court rulings and precedents and are able to consistently deliver the most current and relevant legal advice to clients.

Protecting your rights

When you’re injured on the job, you have rights that deserve protection. However, without proper legal representation, you may unknowingly compromise these rights or settle for less than you deserve. An expert advocate can help safeguarding your rights and interests throughout the claims process and will make sure that you fully understand your entitlements under workers’ compensation law, including medical benefits, wage replacement, vocational rehabilitation and disability benefits.

Maximizing compensation

According to the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), the median workers’ compensation benefit for total disability is approximately $942 per week. Unfortunately, insurance companies invariably will try to minimize payouts or deny claims altogether to protect their bottom line. With a seasoned and knowledgeable attorney who knows how to negotiate favorable settlements by your side, you stand a better chance of maximizing your compensation.

Navigating disputes and appeals

Disputes and appeals are not uncommon in workers’ compensation cases, especially when there’s disagreement over the extent of injuries, the need for medical treatment or the level of disability. In fact, varying sources show that upward of 15 percent of wokers’ compensation decisions are appealed, though many of the initial decisions are upheld. Attempting to navigate such disputes alone can be daunting and ineffective. Attorneys are skilled in dispute resolution and appellate procedures, ensuring your rights are vigorously defended at every stage of the process, whether  negotiating with opposing parties or presenting your case before administrative agencies or courts.

Providing peace of mind

Dealing with a workplace injury can be physically, emotionally and financially taxing. Amidst the stress and uncertainty, having a trusted legal advocate can provide much-needed peace of mind. Knowing that a skilled attorney is handling your case allows you to focus on your recovery while ensuring that your legal rights are protected. At Farrar, Hennesy, and Tanner, we have a seven-decade history of successfully representing injured and ill workers, securing millions of dollars in compensation.

If you were hurt on the job, don’t wait! Timing is critical and the best time to get started developing your winning case is right now. Call 912-384-2287 or complete our online form to schedule your free case review today.