Have you ever heard the phrase “timing matters?”
Not only is it true, but it is also true in workers’ compensation litigation. It is important to have an attorney on your side who knows and understands the process and system to your advantage.
Let’s say that you are on workers’ compensation, receiving both wage loss and medical benefits. Now your workers’ compensation carrier is trying to stop or alter your benefits. What do you do and when?
You should seek professional legal help to keep that from happening. By having the proper legal representation, you will have a better chance at keeping your benefits, or obtaining a lump sum settlement to enable you to move on with your life.
The workers’ compensation carrier had one of their doctors say that you were fully recovered, needed no more treatment or medication, and you should stop receiving wage loss and medical benefits, which your doctor disagrees with. What if that same doctor for the carrier had the wrong diagnosis and description of your work injury? What do you do and when?
A well-seasoned workers’ compensation lawyer would be able to readily file the correct Petition to improve your chances of continuing to receive your workers’ compensation benefits. Also, the timing of the filing of a Petition is critical, as it could preclude the workers’ compensation carrier from trying to stop your benefits.
If you are hurt, you have enough to worry about to get better, have benefits, and care for your family. You should not have to worry about how to keep your benefits; but leave that to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. This scenario is just one of many that does truly happen in workers’ compensation cases.
If you or a loved one suffered a work related injury, don’t leave your situation to chance. Contact Paula at Robinson Law LLC for a free consultation.