WORKERS' COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS IN BILLINGS, MONTANA
If you’ve ever been injured at work, you know how frustrating it can be. Physically, emotionally, financially — an injury can take a toll on you and your family. Whether you were performing job-related duties or simply injured on company property, you may be searching for resolution and peace of mind. Part of this recovery process includes receiving workers' compensation benefits. Those benefits typically include medical care related to your injury and lost wage payments for the time you missed from work. After an injury at work, you expect to receive an adequate level of care. Unfortunately, navigating the system can feel like working your way through a maze.
As dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys in Billings, Montana, we’ve helped injured workers and their families get the benefits and compensation they deserve. As we listen to your story and work together, we’ll do everything we can to make sure you are given fair compensation. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about our comprehensive workers’ compensation services.
DEALING WITH INSURANCE AFTER AN INJURY
Throughout our time serving Billings and the rest of Montana, we’ve helped people who were injured at work with a variety of different injuries including:
Spinal cord injuries
Carpal tunnel injuries
Rotator cuff injuries
Neck and back injuries
Other serious injuries
When you are trying to get workers’ compensation benefits after an injury, you must go up against insurance companies. These companies may seem friendly on the phone, but they are trying to protect their bottom line. Looking out for their own interests and experienced in cases just like yours, they are fully prepared to deny your claim. If you are going to be successful, you'll need experienced legal representation on your side. You'll need someone who is looking out for your interests.
At Gerstner Adam Law, we've navigated the maze of workers’ compensation many times. Our clients know they deserve benefits after a workplace injury, but they often need a little guidance on how to take that first step. So how does the process work?
STEPS TO TAKE IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
Being injured at work is different from any other kind of injury because you have to take your employer into consideration. Here is what you should do after you’ve been injured on the clock:
Report the injury to your employer. Do this as soon as possible. Don’t give your employer’s attorneys the opportunity to prove that your injury wasn’t caused on company property or during your shift.
Tell your doctor. Let your healthcare provider know that your injury occurred at work. When your doctor’s notes indicate the injury was at work, you’ll have greater chances of receiving compensation.
Take notes. Provide your employer with a written notice (including the date of the injury and a description of the incident). You will have another safety net when seeking reimbursement.
When you are in this situation, it can make all the difference to have a trial attorney on your side. A skilled professional can help at every stage of the process, including when you are filing your initial claims or, if necessary, when you are taking your case to court.
FINANCIAL COMPENSATION TO SUPPORT YOUR RECOVERY
If you win your workers' compensation case, you may receive a cash settlement. This compensation is meant to assist you through the recovery process. You can use the money you receive from a workers' compensation claim to help you and your family regain peace of mind. Our clients typically use their cash settlement in support of the following:
Paying for medical expenses
Replacing lost wages from time away from work
Taking care of ongoing care costs
In Montana, you must file a workers' compensation claim within one year of the accident, or within two years if you're unaware of the injury prior to that date. With our help, you can file a claim efficiently so you receive the compensation you need as soon as possible.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS SERVING BILLINGS, MONTANA
No matter how, where, or why you were injured on the clock or on your employer’s property, you need caring and knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys at your side. If you live in Miles City, Sidney, or Glendive, schedule a free consultation at our office in Billings. At Gerstner Adam Law, we work with clients throughout the entire state of Montana to pursue the justice they deserve. Contact us today to hear how we can fight for your rights.