If you have been injured on the job and you are not sure if you should hire a workers’ compensation attorney, don’t hesitate. The experienced Jacksonville Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. believe that timing can be everything. In most if not all cases, obtaining help from the beginning of your case is best for many reasons.
there can be many reasons why this is true. Seeking legal advice at the onset of your work-related accident vary from case to case. Here are the top ones we have seen.
It’s Time to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If your adjuster will not return your call(s). You should never be left in the dark.
If an adjuster or investigator from the Carrier (the insurance company for your employer) has reached out to you and asked you for a recorded statement. Do not take this request lightly. This can be a very important decision. Statements you make can be used later to deny you medical and money benefits. Usually this is an adjuster who will call you and place you on the spot asking to record your conversation about your accident. If you have already given a recorded statement make sure you tell your attorney. They should ask for a copy of it so they can review it.
If your injury is complex, or you have been hospitalized. Many people in these situations feel they may need help navigating the often complicated process. This can be especially true when you are looking to:
- Obtain medical benefits
- Get regular indemnity benefits
- Making sure your hospital bills get paid by the right party.
If your employer is not reporting your claim into its insurance carrier to get you an immediate medical evaluation. If this is happening to you, getting legal advice about your rights is strongly recommended. There are ways to turn in a claim for your employer, and to confirm if they have workers’ compensation coverage. We help expedite getting your benefits requested and initiated.
If anything, requested or recommended by your workers’ compensation physician is not being authorized in a timely manner. This would include both the the Carrier, and its adjuster. Keeping the paperwork after each visit with your doctor is very important. Usually, you are given a two-page form called a DWC-25 and this is the document after each visit your attorney will want to see.
If you are approached with a settlement offer when you have no no legal representation. In our experience, insurance companies negotiate very differently with unrepresented injured workers. Those that have representation, get a different treatment when it comes to settlement offers. Here at Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A., our Workers’ Compensations attorneys have many years of experience dealing with settlement offers. With us at your side you will get the benefit of at least 20 years of experience negotiating for you.
If you have proof your employer is retaliating against you because you have a filed a workers’ compensation claim. By law, your employer is not permitted to harass, intimate or coerce you due to your work-related accident. If your employer has fired you or engaged in discrimination because you filed a workers’ compensation claim, do not wait. If this has happened, it is time to hire a Workers’ compensation attorney. Reach out to us, the consultation is free. Show us the evidence that you have, and we can help guide you on your next steps.
If your checks are not coming in timely. If this is happening to you or if you have questions about if you are getting paid correctly from the Carrier.
If you are considering using your one-time change. Your one-time change is just that – One-time. There are no do-overs, or second time changes. If you are not sure how this can affect your case, you need to speak to an attorney.
If you have a nurse case manager assigned to your case and the nurse asks to attend your medical exams with you and the physician. We see this happen. The nurse case manager asks to attend your meeting with your Doctor. You do not want this intrusion into your personal medical exam and the interruption with your discussion with your doctor. But you are unsure what to do. We can explain your medical rights and your rights for private time with your doctor.
If you want guidance about what are the correct forms to sign and return to the carrier. Paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork. This is what we do, so we know what is and is not important in Workers’ Comp cases.
If you just want to meet with a lawyer face to face. If you would feel more at ease to get experienced legal guidance and answers to your questions as about your workers’ compensation case, it could be time to hire a workers’ compensation attorney. We are ready and we can help.
Help Along the Way to Recovery
At Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A., we will assist you along the way in the workers’ compensation process. Our goal is to obtain the medical and money benefits you are entitled to following your accident. If the insurance Carrier is not timely providing your medical benefits, money benefits, or mileage, we will file documents to obtain authorization/payment. And once you have recovered from your work accident, we can assist you with negotiating a settlement.
Don’t wait too long to hire a workers’ compensation attorney. Our attorneys are paid on a contingency fee basis; therefore, no retainer is required upfront for representation. Attorney’s fees and costs are paid at the end of the case, at the time of settlement. So there is nothing to lose.
You can contact us for a free consultation at (904) 777-7777 to discuss your work-related accident. If email is more convenient for you, please email us at email@example.com. We would appreciate the opportunity to to discuss your case and schedule a time for a confidential consultation.
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