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Top 5 Reasons To Hire A Workers’ Compensation Attorney

On Behalf of | Jun 3, 2022 | Firm News

Most people do not know what to do when they are injured at work. There is comfort in having an expert on your side. A workers’ compensation lawyer is someone you can count on to protect your rights and get you fair compensation for your injury.

Suffering a work injury isn’t something we hope for, and if that should ever happen, it is important to know your rights.

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Protection From Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are businesses. They are in the business of making money. When you hire a workers’ compensation attorney, it is their job to deal with the insurance company, while you focus on more important things like your recovery. Insurance companies use adjusters to administer your claim.  The adjuster’s job is to keep costs down for the insurance company and administer your claim as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Adjusters may ask you to give a statement or sign a settlement even before you understand the full extent of your injuries and damages.

Iowa is a “no fault” Workers’ Compensation System.

Your workers’ compensation attorney already understands what is required to make a solid case. In Iowa, the workers’ compensation system is a “no fault” system, meaning you don’t have to prove that the employer did something wrong that caused your injury.  If you injury happened in the course of your work duties, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Not knowing what is required in your case could jeopardize your entire claim.

Contact us if you need a workers’ compensation lawyer. Platt Law Firm has extensive experience in handling work injury cases. We understand the legal requirements involved in  these cases and how to best represent your interests.

Give You Accurate Estimates Of Your Claim

Figuring out how much your injury claim is worth can be tricky. The overflow of emotions and lack of experience with things like this could affect the way you see things. A workers’ compensation lawyer stays objective and works with the facts. Platt Law Firm will work to get you fair compensation for your injury, so you don’t rely on claim adjusters.

Many factors go into evaluating the value of your claim.  One major factor is whether or not the insurance company has accepted your claim and paid for your medical care and time off work.  If they have denied your claim, medical benefits and time off work are included in the calculation of the value of your claim along with permanent damage done to your body.  Another big factor is whether or not your injury has impacted your ability to do your job and earn a similar income as you could before your injury.

Platt Law Firm has helped hundreds of clients properly evaluate and get fair compensation for their injuries.

Negotiations and Lawsuits

Platt Law Firm will calculate a settlement range for your case based on the specific facts. We will fully explain our evaluation and be ready to support that evaluation in court if necessary.  Nick Platt is a skilled negotiator and will fight for the maximum value of your claim. When an insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith, we will prepare and take your case to a judge.

Can Help You Get Your Case on the Right Track

Work injuries can cause significant disruptions in your life.  The earlier your claim gets on the right track with medical treatment and proper payments,  the earlier things can start getting back to normal.

Platt Law Firm understands the legalities involved in your case and how to prepare for a settlement offer or court. They are also aware of the tactics insurance companies use to pay lower settlements.

Hire A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today?

Occasionally, work injuries happen. When they do you must deal with them. If your injury is significant or you feel that your rights are being violated, it is best to have a workers’ compensation attorney on your side to properly advise you on your case.

Insurance companies have lawyers advising them on the law and on how to approach your claim. If you try to represent yourself, you’ll most likely be up against an experienced lawyer hired by the insurance company. This puts you at a disadvantage in getting fair treatment and compensation in your case. For instance, did you know that the statute of limitations for your injury is two years from the date of injury or three years from the date of last payment.  If you do not resolve your claim before the statute expires, your claim may be forever barred and you may lose your rights to benefits. Insurance companies are very aware of this law and in some cases use it against people with work injuries to deny them benefits.

However, when you have an experienced lawyer on your side, you will be informed of the work comp laws in Iowa and are in a better position to recover what you are owed from your injury.

If you have sustained a work injury, contact the attorneys at Nick Platt today.