Do You Need a Lawyer to Help with Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Whether you were hurt on the job in Iowa or Illinois, you do not need an attorney to file a workers’ comp claim. In fact, employees file claims every day and successfully get the benefits they are entitled to under the law.
In some cases, however, victims need help from an experienced attorney to get their benefits. Some of the most common reasons that workplace accident victims call a lawyer include having their claim denied or having their benefits terminated before they fully recover from their injuries.
You should also consider calling a lawyer if your employer failed to maintain a current workers’ compensation insurance policy, as most employers must do by law.
Although you can’t file a lawsuit against your employer if they had a workers’ comp policy in place when you got hurt, you could have the right to pursue a legal claim under other circumstances. For example, if a third party caused or contributed to your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation from that party.
If you sustained permanent injuries or long-term disability as the result of a workplace accident, consider talking to an attorney about the value of your damages. Insurance companies will take whatever steps possible to minimize their liability.
Having a lawyer can help protect your legal rights to compensation for your damages and get you the settlement you deserve for your injuries.
How Can VanDerGinst Law Help You?
The workers' comp attorneys of VanDerGinst Law will advocate for you and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Even if the accident was your fault, you have the right to workers' comp benefits as long as you weren’t breaking the law, engaging in dangerous behavior, or violating safety policies at the time.
Unfortunately, employers and their insurers don’t always treat workplace injury victims fairly. Our legal team will hold them accountable and work hard to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
In Iowa, you have only two years to take legal action in a workers’ compensation case.
In Illinois, you have three years to file a lawsuit.
If you fail to take action within that time, you risk losing your right to compensation.
Contacting the personal injury lawyers of VanDerGinst Law will get you the answers and information you deserve.
We offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation and case review for workplace injury victims in Illinois and Iowa.
To talk to one of our experienced workers' compensation lawyers, contact us today.