Important Things to Know About Workers Compensation Claims
At our law firm, we take an educational approach to workers’ compensation. We take the time to explain issues to our clients, answer their questions and provide guidance regarding important decisions they must make. Some facts about important issues are discussed below. You probably have specific questions about your case.
In a free consultation, an attorney can review your situation, answer your questions, and explain what we can do to help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. We serve clients throughout Texas.
Important Facts You Need to Know
Workers’ compensation benefits do not come automatically — If you do not ask, you will probably not receive it. Worse yet, sometimes you have to fight to get the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. Workers’ compensation insurance companies have a vested interest in minimizing the benefits they pay. As a result, many claims are prematurely terminated or denied altogether. The attorneys at our law firm work with claims related to medicine, the law and the workers’ compensation system in a comprehensive effort designed to obtain all of the medical care and benefits you deserve.
You have the right to a second medical opinion — The doctor who evaluated your medical condition was probably selected from a panel of physicians approved by the workers’ compensation insurance company. Doctors chosen for these panels tend to minimize the extent of injuries and the medical care and services that injured workers need. Our firm can help you obtain a second medical evaluation that accurately diagnoses your condition. We will then work diligently to help you obtain all of the medical care and workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
At some point, the workers’ compensation insurance company may offer a lump-sum settlement — If you accept, this will end your benefit stream. For some injured workers, accepting a lump-sum settlement makes good sense. Others are better off keeping their claims open and continuing to receive benefits. Whether or not to accept a lump-sum settlement requires careful consideration of medical, vocational and actuarial issues. One of our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers can review your case and provide guidance regarding this important question.