Do Not File for Workers’ Compensation Alone
The thought of suffering a workplace injury or developing an occupational illness likely never crossed your mind until you, a close friend, or family member became the victim of an accident on the job. While you have rightly understood that you are entitled to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, there is apt to be much else about the process that is not entirely clear. This puts you at a distinct disadvantage because your employer and the workers’ compensation insurance company that has issued its policy both probably have a significantly greater grasp on the matter.
Though you are not required by law to work with an attorney when you file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits, it is often in your best interest to do so. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney who is committed to defending your rights.
Why Filing Independently Can Fail You
The desire to remain optimistic and to believe that you will be rightfully compensated for your occupational injury should not be permitted to distort some very real facts about the workers’ compensation system. To help you to gain and retain proper perspective on the matter, consider the following reasons why filing independently can fail you and your family:
- You may miss important deadlines and unwittingly sacrifice your right to compensation
- You may commit procedural mistakes that could lead to significant delays in the receipt of benefits
- You may receive misleading or otherwise incorrect information due to workers’ compensation fraud committed by your employer or the insurance company
- You may accept less compensation than that to which you are rightfully entitled
Your health and your family’s financial stability are too important to take any needless risks. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227.