By: KY3 News
Sponsored – When you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you need a workers’ compensation attorney to help you get the benefits you are entitled to in Missouri. It is not a good idea to go through the process alone. To help you understand why, we would like to answer some frequently asked questions we often get about workers’ compensation.
Why do I need an attorney?
After you have been injured at work, your employer’s insurance carrier dictates your health care and compensation. They are focused on saving themselves as much money as possible, which means as little treatment, time off, and compensation for you as possible. A skilled attorney can use their experience and wisdom to fight the insurance company and make sure you get the outcome you deserve.
How long will my case take?
The length hinges on the severity of your injury and how long you take to heal. Workers’ compensation benefits should cover not only your current medical costs, but also your future medical expenses to account for continued treatment. Once you have reached maximum improvement, where your condition is stable and not expected to improve beyond that point, it can still take six months up to a year to get the insurance company to pay all your benefits.
Can I receive benefits if I was already injured or sick?
Absolutely. If your new injury aggravates an existing illness or injury, then the old problem can be covered under workers’ compensation. You of course must prove the new injury irritated your existing problems, which a workers’ compensation attorney can help you do.
If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, Northland Injury Law can help ensure you get full and fair compensation under the law. The attorneys at Northland Injury Law are experienced in navigating the ins and out of the workers’ compensation process and their experience can help you with a complicated claim. For a more comprehensive list of all the questions you might have about workers’ compensation, and for a free consultation, please call (816)-400-4878. If you have further questions about your case, do not hesitate to reach out to us by the phone number, through the contact form, or even with the live chat option listed on our site!