When you've suffered an injury as a result of your job duties, whether you were hurt in an accident or you developed a long-term medical condition, you might think you can navigate the workers' compensation system yourself. However, this is often a mistake that could cause your claim to be denied or prevent you from receiving all the benefits you're entitled to. Attorney Ronald Fitzpatrick, a legal professional with over 30 years' experience serving the La Crosse, WI, area, explains why hiring a workers' comp attorney is so important below.
Hiring a workers’ comp attorney has several advantages, including:
- Familiarity With The Process: Failure to meet a deadline or another minor detail can have serious ramifications for your case. A workers' comp attorney's guidance can be even more crucial when your employer has denied your claim, which involves a complex appeals process that sometimes requires a lawyer’s expertise.
- Knowledge Of Benefits: Many workers simply accept the first offer their insurance company extends, which is often not enough to cover basic medical expenses, let alone lost wages from lost work. An experienced workers' comp attorney will make sure that you are adequately compensated. In many cases, simply having legal representation is enough to cause insurers to make a better settlement offer.
- Protection Of Your Rights: By law, employers are not allowed to retaliate against you for filing a claim, but some do so anyway. Your workers' comp attorney will ensure that your rights are respected, both at the negotiating table and in the workplace.
With Attorney Ronald Fitzpatrick on your side, you'll have the benefit of a skilled legal representative with decades of experience and a long-standing reputation for high-quality, committed service. If you've been injured at work, don't try to navigate the difficult process alone. Call their office at (608) 785-3900 for a consultation or visit their website to learn more.