If you've been involved in a work-related accident, the first thing your company's attorneys will do is try to get you to sign a document saying that you will accept a low-ball offer. If you do that, you may not get the help you need regarding your medical expenses and lost wages. It's important to have a qualified and reputable worker's compensation attorney on your side to help you get through a difficult situation.
Don't Sign Anything!
Whatever you do, don't sign anything! While it's important to notify your employer of the accident, there is a process that must be completed. Don't rush through it. Your first priority after an accident is to receive the medical attention you need. Once you have seen your doctor, contact a worker's compensation attorney who can guide you through the rest of the steps. At any time, you may be asked to sign documents limiting your employer's responsibility. Instead of signing them, take them to your attorney so they can go over them thoroughly.
Meeting Every Deadline
One of the most important aspects of a worker's compensation case is meeting every deadline. That is what your attorney is for. They will go through your case and file all of the necessary paperwork to make sure that all of your rights are fully protected. They can advise you with accepting a settlement agreement or filing a lawsuit that requests adequate compensation for all of your financial losses—that were a direct result of your injuries.
Call Gaylord & Nantais today to find out how they can help you work your way through your worker's compensation case. They have the experience you need to get the compensation you deserve.