How Hiring Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help
All working residents of Kentucky are entitled to workers’ compensation in the event of an injury, with very few exceptions. However, many employers’ insurance companies are commonly known to try to minimize the amount that they must pay to someone in workers’ compensation.
Fighting back against such actions can be overwhelming for most workers especially when the law is not their profession. Fortunately, hiring lawyers that specialize in workers’ compensation grants these workers numerous advantages:
Easing the Claims Process
There are many minute details to consider when workers file an insurance claim due to a workplace injury. The Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims is known to deny claims for even minor issues, such as improper medical documentation. Lawyers familiar with workers’ compensation and the associated claims process can ensure their client’s paperwork is both accurate and complete.
These lawyers can also track the status of workers’ compensation claims and keep injured workers informed on the status of their claims as needed. If a claim is denied, these specialized lawyers can also appeal claims on behalf of clients by providing additional evidence to support their claim. These services make the claims process significantly easier for workers suffering from disabilities.
Uncovering Additional Compensation
An employer’s insurance company often fails to disclose critical information that can help injured workers get the most compensation possible. Such information can include workers’ right to reimbursement for injury-related expenses, their right to choose their own doctor for injury evaluation, and potential legal action that they can take. If workers fail to understand these rights, they often leave significant amounts of money on the table.
Uninformed workers tend to use an employer’s insurance-approved doctor to evaluate their injuries. These doctors may be inclined to minimize the severity of an employee’s injuries and send them back to work early, reducing their compensation and putting them at further risk. Lawyers can explain an injured worker’s rights in easy-to-understand terms and can recommend alternative doctors to ensure an accurate diagnosis and maximum compensation.
Clearly, reclaiming lost wages after being injured in a workplace accident can be challenging. Fortunately, with the right assistance, it is entirely possible to recover any lost wages after a workplace injury. With over 50 years of combined experience, our team of lawyers in Louisville, KY is here to fight on your behalf. Contact Winton & Hiestand Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you get the most out of your workers’ compensation claims!