Experienced Legal Guidance Through The Workers’ Compensation System
Nearly every workplace is safer than it used to be, but on-the-job injuries are still a problem. If you’ve been injured and your employer is legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage, you have the right to pursue all available benefits stemming from your injury. And the best way to do that is to seek the help of an experienced attorney like those at Joel M. Vincent Law Office. This system can be bureaucratic and confusing, but we work hard to simplify the process and help you claim the benefits you deserve.
Which Benefits Are Available?
If you’ve been injured on the job to the degree that you require medical attention and need to take time off work, you can seek benefits for:
- Partial wage replacement
- Coverage of medical bills
- Vocational rehabilitation (if needed)
The goal of workers’ compensation is to keep you financially stable while recovering from a workplace injury. If your injury leaves you unable to return to the same position, the program is also supposed to help you prepare for different work that you can do after your injury. Benefits will not fully replace what you’d make on the job, but they should significantly defray the financial consequences of an injury and missed work.
Why Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer For Help With My Claim?
Legally speaking, you are not required to hire a lawyer when seeking workers’ compensation benefits. In fact, the system was originally designed to make it easy for injured workers to claim benefits without having to hire professional representation while simultaneously protecting employers from personal injury litigation brought by their workers.
Unfortunately, over the last several decades, power has shifted heavily in favor of employers and insurance companies while continuing to shield companies against lawsuits. This means that an employer/insurer has most of the power to decide whether to cover or deny claims, and workers cannot file traditional litigation because workers’ compensation is considered the “exclusive remedy.”
For these reasons, it is critical to fight for compensation within the existing legal framework. Hiring an attorney doesn’t guarantee that your claim will be approved, but it does allow you to present a much stronger case for why you deserve benefits. And our firm is prepared to represent you from initial filing through all levels of appeal.
Contact Us About Your Injury Today
Joel M. Vincent Law Office is based in Riverton, and we serve clients across Wyoming. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our skilled workers’ compensation and employment law attorneys, call us at 307-439-0393 or reach out online.