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What Brings a Claimant to an Attorney?

What Brings a Claimant to an Attorney?

There are a number of reasons why an injured individual will seek assistance from a legal professional after suffering from a work-related injury. In the aftermath of an accident, the injured victim may feel as though they’re being pulled in a number of directions by employers and insurance companies – hiring an attorney is the one sure way to put someone on their side.

Fear of the Unknown

After an individual suffers from a work-related injury, they may be facing heavy medical bills and a loss of income. In some severe cases, their injuries can completely diminish their ability to return to work. When faced with these types of obstacles, claimants are willing to do what is necessary to protect their family’s financial integrity.

Employer Failure

Employers are required to communicate with employees regarding the protection they’re given under the Workers’ Compensation Act after an accident occurs. After the initial discussion, the employer should promptly follow up to make sure there is an open line of communication between the injured employee and the carrier. It’s the employer’s job to make sure his or her employee does not fall through the cracks, and if the employee feels as though they’re being shortchanged, they may hire an attorney.

Legal Advocacy

Unfortunately, insurance companies will oftentimes prioritize profit over your wellbeing and encourage you to accept a settlement that’s far less than what you deserve. Sometimes doctors will recommend you seek special medical treatment and insurance companies will say it’s not necessary. When the injured employee is in need of someone to advocate on their behalf, they’ll turn to a legal professional who will work to protect their rights.

At Christian & Christian, we have 95 years of collective legal experience in guiding clients through the complexities of the workers’ compensation process. To put a Greenville workers’ compensation attorney on your side, call (864) 408-8890 today to request a complimentary consultation.


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