If you file a Workers’ Compensation claim due to a work injury, you may find that your employer is not as supportive as you might expect. Your boss may seem more concerned with how your injury affects their bottom line than your recovery
Why Company’s Challenge Workers’ Compensation Claims
Your company may challenge your claim if they feel that they are not responsible for you injury or illness. Most companies consider their employees to be assets. Unfortunately, when you are injured at work you become an instant liability. Your employer may challenge your worker’s comp claim if they believe that:
- You are embellishing or exaggerating the seriousness of your injury/illness
- You have not returned to work after what they consider being ample recovery time
- Your injury occurred elsewhere or that you had an injury or condition before your claim
Tips on Going Back to Work Despite an Ongoing Claim Dispute
Discovering that your employer...
In some injury cases you might not need to hire a lawyer. If you have only suffered small injuries that won’t require you to take a lot of time off work, and you’re sure that you won’t suffer from your injuries in the future, you might be able to handle the situation yourself. However, it is always a good idea to consult with a Long Island Workers' Compensation law firm just in case.
How Does a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Help Your Case?
In some Workers’ Comp cases, you might feel that you don’t need a lawyer, but an experienced attorney will be able to foresee that you will have issues down the road without retaining a professional. What seems like a small injury now, like a minor back pain that you assume is just a pulled muscle, could end up turning into a major problem down the road.
If your case is not...