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Why is Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Important?

Hiring a Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Workers’ compensation is a distinct and critical area of the law. Although numerous law firms assist in workers’ compensation services, not many firms specialize in workers’ compensation. If you were injured in the workplace, you need skilled workers’ compensation attorneys to help you get the money you deserve for medical bills and your recovery.

Here at Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, we assist those who were injured in the workplace and help them deal with unscrupulous employers and insurance companies who attempt to deny fair payment. If you or a loved one were injured in the workplace, contact expert workers’ compensation lawyers immediately.


Workers’ Comp Lawyers Can Assist You in Claim Denial

Your workers’ compensation can be denied for a number of reasons, including lack of documentation, technical issues, pre-existing conditions, and many other potential reasons. Insurance companies often deny treatment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t receive the compensation they owe you. If you were denied workers’ compensation, a workers’ comp attorney can reopen your case.

Don’t let claim denial stop you from receiving the money you deserve. Hire a workers’ comp lawyer who will hold insurance companies accountable. When an insurance company unfairly denies you coverage, you’ll need a judge to force the insurance company to provide you with the necessary funds for your medical bills and recovery. You need an expert workers’ comp lawyer to represent you in court to convince a judge that the insurance company shouldn’t have denied your claim.

Workers’ Comp Attorneys Can Help You Negotiate

The process of receiving benefits from insurance companies can be arduous, especially if you lack proper representation. When victims represent themselves when dealing with insurance companies and employers, they’re often cheated out of the amount that’s owed to them. Workers’ compensation doctors may try to underestimate the severity of your injuries and recovery time in order to save your employer money on insurance costs.

Additionally, insurance companies may try to pressure you into accepting poor benefits that don’t provide sufficient funds for your medical bills and recovery. They’ll often give ultimatums relating to the coverage, and they’ll claim that you are ineligible to receive more benefits.

Experienced workers’ compensation attorneys will stand up for you, and they won’t stand for poor benefits. They’ll negotiate on your behalf so that you’re not scammed by insurance companies and employers. Additionally, workers’ compensation attorneys can negotiate lump-sum settlements, meaning that you’re paid all of your benefits at one time rather than in installments.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Maximize Your Benefits

There’s a great deal of nuance when it comes to applying for workers’ compensation and receiving a settlement. You need seasoned legal professionals to help you apply for and optimize your benefits. When representing yourself, you may have difficulty maximizing the money you receive because you more than likely don’t have a great deal of experience in the field of workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation lawyers will help get more damages, and they can also help you with paperwork.

When an insurance company agrees to a settlement, they’ll often include hidden clauses in the paperwork to avoid providing certain benefits or shortening the duration of your compensation. You need a legal professional to guide you and assist you through the paperwork so that you receive full compensation.

Contact Workers’ Comp Attorneys Today

Legal advocates are critical when dealing with insurance companies. Insurance companies, employers, and workers’ comp doctors often put up roadblocks and look for ways to deny you benefits or underestimate the severity of your injuries.

Workers’ compensation attorneys can give you the peace of mind that you’re receiving all the benefits you deserve for your work injury. If you or a loved one were injured in the workplace, contact Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC. We’ve helped numerous victims get the money they deserve from insurance companies, and we can assist you through the entire workers’ comp process. For our Jackson office, call us at 601-488-3975, and for our New Orleans location call 504-788-2994. Additionally, click here for a free case evaluation!

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