Injured in a Workplace Accident?
Workers Compensation Attorneys in Mobile
When a worker is injured on a job, their workplace injuries are covered by workers’ comp insurance. If you experience hardship from your employer in regards to your workers’ comp claim, call a personal injury attorney familiar with Alabama workers’ compensation laws. The lawyers at Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys in Mobile, Daphne, and Foley, Alabama have the expertise to handle your workers’ compensation litigation successfully.
Common Workplace Injuries
It is your employer’s responsibility to protect you and all of the other employees by maintaining a safe work environment. Workplace injuries can, and do, occur in any type of work environment. Failure to follow standards of safety increases the possibility of serious injury to employees.
Some of the most common Mobile workplace injuries include:
Contact a skilled workers compensation lawyer with Citrin law firm. We will provide the aggressive legal representation that you need to obtain full compensation for your workplace injuries. We have nearly three decades experience protecting the rights of clients on the job. We are committed to sending a signal to employers that a hazardous workplace and negligent conduct is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
For a free case evaluation for your work-related injuries, contact a workers comp attorney by filling out the form below.
Workers Compensation Settlement Specifics
It is important to understand that the specific factors of your on-the-job accident will determine the kind of compensation you are able to receive. In Alabama, you have the right to file a workers comp claim no matter who is at fault for your workplace injuries.
You may not be aware that there may be substantial additional compensation that you may be entitled to from a responsible third party if you were harmed by defective equipment or by unsafe conditions caused by the negligence of contractors, property owners or workers from other companies.
Filing a Workers Compensation Claim
Whenever you’re injured at work, the most important thing to do is to report the incident to your supervisor and get medical attention right away. Your health is more important than anything else. You have a set amount of time to report the injury to your employer–usually in Alabama this time period is 90 days, but the sooner you report, the better off you are. You need to notify your employer of where the accident happened, what happened, and what symptoms you have.
You needn’t worry about assigning responsibility; workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning regardless of how you got hurt, so long as it was within the scope of your daily duties, you are covered. The only exceptions are things that clearly fall outside of these issues, such as if another worker assaults you on your lunch break. In a case like this, you would file a personal injury claim. Otherwise, just let your employer know the details of the accident.
Your employer then has the responsibility of getting you the proper paperwork and then submitting this paperwork to the insurance company when you fill it out. They should also direct you to a list of approved medical providers you can see while you are receiving workers’ compensation.
Reviewing Your Claim
After your claim is filed, the insurance company will review it. They’ll look at your work experience, wages, the circumstances of the accident, your medical records, the extent of your injuries and other factors, and will approve or deny your claim. If they approve your claim, you’re good to go. Stick with the instructions you’re given and your medical bills will be covered, as well as a portion of your lost wages, and if needed, vocational training costs for new work.
If your claim is denied, which often happens, you needn’t panic. It’s not the end of the road. You will, however, need help to appeal the denial and get your benefits.
Appealing a Denial
When you are denied workers’ compensation, you have the right to appeal the denial. In Alabama, this requires filing a civil suit in the district courts. This is different than the way it works in other states. The statute of limitations to appeal a denial is two years, but as with all legal issues, the sooner you move, the better off you are.
In addition, filing a civil case in Alabama requires very specific steps to be taken at the right times, and it can be complex and confusing for someone without legal training. That’s why it’s vital to have the services of a Mobile workers’ compensation attorney like Andy Citrin.
Mobile Workers Compensation Attorney
Andy Citrin is not only a personal injury lawyer, he is a husband and father to four children. Our entire legal team understands the significance of not being able to adequately support your family and how the pressures of growing medical bills and other expenses can affect your loved ones. We are dedicated to getting you the maximum compensation you will need from workers comp benefits and from any other negligent parties who may be liable for your injuries.
If you have been injured on the job in Alabama and are not receiving the full amount that you deserve, don’t hesitate to consult with an attorney at our Mobile, Foley, or Daphne law office.
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