Do I Have A Case?
If you are injured while working there are many legal rights and options available to you. We understand that employers sometimes treat injured workers unfairly and that insurance companies often put their own financial agenda ahead of an injured worker’s well-being. An attorney experienced in dealing with the intricacies of the Indiana Worker's Compensation Act is a valuable asset.
Do I Need An Attorney?
The Indiana Worker's Compensation Act is complicated and frequently goes through changes. The law does not require your employer, or the insurance company, to tell you how to maximize your recovery. Many times insurance adjusters fail to offer statutory benefits to claimants, and many injured employees never even know that they are “missing-out”. Having access to an attorney who is knowledgeable about the system allows you to even the playing field.
Also, your initial consultation is free so there is no charge to call and discuss the facts of your case before you decide.
Have I Waited Too Long?
Employers and worker's compensation carriers sometimes try to avoid paying worker's compensation claims by telling injured workers “it’s too late” because:
- Too much time has passed;
- The injury wasn’t reported soon enough;
- There was no “accident report” or “injury report”;
- The first medical treatment wasn’t soon enough after the injury;
- The injury was from “repetitive work” or occurred “over time”
None of these reasons automatically make it “too late” to pursue a valid work injury claim. There is a specific statute of limitations that governs this issue and a thorough evaluation of all the facts is important.
Can I Sue Anybody Else?
In many instances an injured worker has two separate cases. If a workplace injury is caused by a person or company other than the employer, there may be an additional recovery available through a “third party case”. An experienced worker’s compensation attorney can coordinate the two cases to help facilitate the best possible outcome.
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