Happy Halloween! Do you enjoy watching scary movies, or are they just not for you? Regardless of whether or not you like a good scare, one thing you should never be scared of is the workers’ compensation claims process. While they may seem a little complex, don’t let that scare you from pursuing the compensation you rightfully deserve. In today’s blog, we explain why you shouldn’t be scared to file a workers’ compensation claim after an on-the-job injury.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Filing An Injury Claim
Below, we’re going to look at some of the most common reasons why an injured worker may be scared or hesitant to file a claim, and we explain why these worries really aren’t a big deal.
“I Don’t Know Where To Start” – It can seem like a daunting process, but remember that you don’t have to dive into it all by yourself. We’ve helped countless clients get the compensation they deserve after a work injury, and oftentimes we more than pay for our services by helping you get a much larger payday than you would have secured on your own. Peace of mind and a bigger payday? Sounds like a win-win!
“I Don’t Want To Pay Huge Lawyer Fees” – Actually, you do. See, injury lawyers aren’t paid like family law practitioners or criminal defense lawyers. We get paid a small percentage of the award we secure for our clients. We get paid on a contingent basis, meaning we win when you win. That means we want to get the biggest award possible for our clients, because then we also take home a little bit more. So if you do have big legal fees, it means you won a massive award. You’re not going to be stuck with big legal fees and end up losing your case.
“I’m Afraid of Company Backlash” – It is illegal for a company to take retaliatory action against an individual for filing an injury claim, so know that your company can’t cut your hours or fire you just because you express your legal rights to file an injury claim. If they do something shady, we’d happily help you file another lawsuit.
“I Just Want It To Go Away” – We understand that you just want to focus on your health and your family and get back to work as soon as possible, but that doesn’t mean you need to forgo compensation you are entitled to receive. Again, let us handle all the behind the scenes paperwork and ensure you hit all the filing deadlines. You simply focus on your health. Don’t worry about dealing with insurance companies or developing a case to present to a judge. That’s what we’re here for.
“I’m Afraid I’m In Over My Head” – This final point is another worry that can be avoided by simply connecting with a lawyer early in the process. It’s true that the workers’ compensation system can be complex, especially for someone who is not familiar with the process, but it doesn’t need to be. You go to a doctor for medical issues and a mechanic for car trouble, trust an injury lawyer to handle the complexities of injury law, and you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Let us help put your fears at ease. For more information, or for help with a different injury issue, reach out to the team at Hey Workers today at (844) 439-9675.