What Does A Workers Comp Lawyer Do?
No one ever wants to get injured on the job. These accidents cause serious frustration, pain and personal injuries, as well as medical bills and lost time from work. Many people in this situation consider hiring a lawyer. But they are unsure as to what does a workers comp lawyer do? Here are some of those things.
An attorney for work accidents will make sure the workers compensation insurance company pays all your medical bills related to the accident. As well, the workers compensation attorney will make sure you get paid for all the missed time from work you incur.
If the insurance company refuses to do that, then the attorney will file a claim at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents for you. That process is initiated by properly completing and submitting the necessary forms in order to begin the dispute process.
As part of this court process, the attorney if necessary will attend a conciliation, conference and hearing in order to have a judge require the insurance company to pay what they must pay to you.
Additionally, when applicable, the attorney can also pursue for you a third-party claim. This occurs when your work injury was caused by the negligence of a third-party, who is not affiliated with your employer. Examples of these cases are car accidents cases, slips and falls, etc.
It really pays to have a work injury lawyer in Boston helping you. The reason for that is because you have to much to lose by not having representation, plus, the insurance company has lawyers and you need one too. Be sure to contact the Law Office of Christopher Earley if you have questions related to a Massachusetts workers’ compensation claim.