With over 120 years of collective experience, our attorney team at Petersen, Parkinson, and Arnold has identified three roadblocks along a claim journey that often lead people to seek our help. While every case is unique to the individual, help from an attorney can make all the difference in most cases.
- Roadblock 1: Frustration with the process
Workers’ compensation claims can be complex and confusing, and it’s not uncommon for people to feel overwhelmed by the paperwork, deadlines, and requirements involved. Many injured workers are dealing with physical pain and emotional stress, which can make it difficult to navigate the system on their own. Consulting with an experienced attorney at the beginning of the process can help alleviate some of this frustration and ensure that you understand your rights and responsibilities.
- Roadblock 2: Denial of benefits or hitting a wall
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claims are sometimes denied or disputed by insurance companies. If you have been denied benefits or are having trouble gettng the compensation you deserve, it’s essential to consult with an attorney who can help you understand your options and fight for your rights. Sometimes, all it takes is a skilled attorney to negotiate with the insurance company or present evidence to the workers’ compensation board to get the benefits you are entitled to.
- Roadblock 3: Low-ball settlement offers
Finally, insurance companies may try to offer you a settlement that is much lower than what you deserve. They may hope that you are desperate for money and will accept a low offer rather than fighting for your rights. If you have been offered a settlement that you feel is unfair, it’s critical to consult with an attorney who can help you evaluate the offer and negotiate a settlement that maximizes your benefits.
Consulting with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can be beneficial for many reasons at many points during your recovery. If you are dealing with a workers’ compensation claim and are unsure of your rights or feel that you are not being treated fairly, don’t hesitate to contact our team for help navigating the process and fighting for your rights.