Hauppague Workers’ Comp Attorney
Hiring an experienced Hauppauge workers’ comp attorney to represent you in the event you are injured on the job is an important first step to take prior to moving forward with your workers’ compensation claim. The decision to represent yourself could create more challenges as it is generally best to hire someone skilled to help file your claim appropriately. Hiring a Hauppauge workers’ comp attorney will help to ensure that all claims are filed before the statute of limitations ends, help you to navigate complex laws and to ensure that all paperwork is complete, supported and likely to be approved.
When you have been injured on the job, it is understandable that you may be seeking to cut down on expenses whenever you can. But forgoing legal guidance may ultimately result in far more significant financial consequences than you would have weathered had you sought legal guidance from the beginning. In addition, the team at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. is committed to helping clients navigate the workers’ compensation process in ways that are both efficient and cost-effective. So, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation today.
Not Receiving the Settlement You are Owed
A workers’ compensation settlement should generally cover the costs required to pay medical expenses following your injury. A claim may also include damages that compensates for:
- Pain and suffering
- Pain from injury that has had a long term impact on the victim
Consulting with a Hauppauge workers’ comp attorney can help you evaluate an existing claim payment and determine if your settlement was unfair. If you have not yet filed a claim, it is vital that the following expenses be factored into the settlement if they apply:
- Lost wages from being out of work
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
Navigating this process without the experienced guidance of a Hauppauge workers’ comp attorney can put you at jeopardy of not correctly filing your claim with the courts, putting you at risk to not receive what is owed to you. Similarly, on your own, you may not be in a position to value your claim correctly.
Retaliation from Your Employer
In an effort to keep their insurance rates from rising, employers may intimidate employees so they do not file workers’ compensation claims in the first place. Or they may retaliate against the workers. They can do this by:
- Cutting hours
- Reducing pay
- Firing employee
When this happens, it is best to enlist the expertise of a Hauppauge workers’ comp attorney. In most cases, the employer will try and justify their actions by coming up with tons of excuses. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help put an end to further retaliation and settle compensation issues fairly.