Imagine being at work, attempting to have a normal day, and all of a sudden, something goes wrong. You suffer a serious injury because of a freak accident on the job. Now what? What comes next and how do you move forward?
Unfortunately, these are questions that many people have because they don’t expect to suffer a workplace injury. As such, they don’t know what steps to take or what comes next. However, with help from a skilled legal professional, you can have some of the answers you need.
Knowing How to Protect Your Rights
For workers, there are steps that are necessary after a workplace accident. For instance, reporting the accident immediately and getting medical attention should be done quickly. This is the first step in proving that you were hurt and the injury stems from the workplace accident.
Knowing what paperwork and any potential timelines, however, may not come as easy. You should have someone on your side who understands the legalities involved, including when and how to accurately file for a workers’ compensation claim.
Avoiding Issues with the Insurance Company
When it comes to dealing with the insurance companies, nothing truly comes easy. Most people expect that the insurance company is there to help them. However, these are large corporations often looking out for their own bottom lines. They want to pay out as little as possible.
As such, they may try to deny workers’ compensation claims in order to avoid paying out to the injured worker. This makes it increasingly important to hire someone who knows how to deal with the insurance companies in an effective manner.
Your rights are important and they truly matter. This is one of the first things you should consider is asking a Chicago workers’ compensation lawyer for advice on what to do next and how to navigate the process.
At Morici, Longo & Associates, we truly care about our clients. We take the time to explain your rights, your options, and what you can expect moving forward. At the end of the day, we want you to have the resources necessary to get through this difficult time in your life.
Call us today at (312) 779-0366 to discuss your potential case in a free consultation.