If You Were Hurt on the Job, You May Qualify for Workers’ Comp Benefits
Yesterday, you went to work, you punched your time card, you did your job and had a productive day. Today, you were hurt at work. You need medical care now, but what are you going to do tomorrow?
If you’re injured at work, the Workers’ Compensation system is available to pay you benefits for your injuries or illnesses. If you’re injured on the job, get the advice of an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer right away.
If you’re hurt on the job:
1Tell your employer about your injury right away.
2Tell your doctor how you were injured.
3Contact Don Pilzer, PC, as soon as you’re able.
Your employer’s Workers’ Comp carrier may try to settle your claim for much less than you deserve for your injury. If you’re hurt on the job, call our Workers’ Comp attorney Kevin Klein of Don Pilzer, PC.
Find Out if You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation
By law, an employer with four or more employees is required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. That means if you’re hurt on the job, you may be covered by their Workers’ Comp policy. But not all insurance companies will offer you a fair deal. If you were hurt at work, call us right away to discuss your options.
What’s Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
There are a few main types of benefits, but you may be eligible for multiple. The types of benefits include:
- Lost wages (this depends on a number of variables including your work history)
- Reimbursements for travel to receive medical care and medical devices
- Medical coverage
- Payments for permanent injuries and/or future wage loss. Permanent injuries can include back and hip injuries, brain injuries, loss of hearing, loss of eyesight, facial disfigurement, or loss of use of a limb or extremity (hand, foot, finger, arm, leg, toe, etc.)
- Death claims
Picking the Right Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
It’s hard – and often a mistake – to take on the insurance company by yourself. These insurance companies are used to running right over hard workers like you. But that’s where we come in.
Some Workers’ Comp attorneys will want to rush your case through. They’ll tell you to “just sign the insurance company’s papers”; they may or may not call you back; they won’t answer all of your questions; and they might make you gather all your own evidence.
If you were hurt at work, learn if you may qualify for Workers’ Comp from attorney Kevin Klein.
Toni Daft, Greenville, SC
“I would like to say thank you to Kevin Klein and Patti Harris for the way in which they handled my disability case. I had already been turned down twice and was very stressed knowing that I physically could not work. They had great lines of communication, with Patti just an email away. Answers came quickly to questions and I felt confident that we would win. They actually prepped me via phone and personal consultation. Again, thank you to Kevin and Patti. “
Client name withheld by request, Greenville, SC
“After getting the runaround from my employers’ Workers’ Comp and being brushed off by 2 lawyers, I called the Pilzer Law Firm in July 2012 and was introduced to Kevin Klein. He was very patient and professional answering my many questions. I also applied for Social Security Disability about this time. By November I received a very fair Workers’ Comp settlement and in mid-December I was approved for disability on the 1st try. I had the opportunity to speak with Don Pilzer after the settlements and found him to be extremely professional, caring, and polite, too! I highly recommend the Pilzer Law Firm for anyone with Social Security Disability or Workers’ Compensation needs. Don’t wait until you see things aren’t working out! The sooner you seek their advice, the quicker you’ll be on your way to relief. I had to wait a couple of weeks for my 1st appointment, but it was worth it.”
At Don Pilzer, PC, you’ll meet with your Workers’ Comp attorney – over the phone or in person (whatever’s easier for you). We’ll start you off with a free consultation and schedule a time for you to meet with a Workers’ Comp attorney. After a workplace injury, let Kevin Klein help you and your family.
At Don Pilzer, PC, we also practice Social Security Disability law so we can help you figure out if your injuries may also qualify you for those disability benefits. Contact us today to get started.