You Might Need An Attorney If…
Some injured workers question if they need an attorney for their workers’ compensation injuries.
You might need an attorney if:
- You get injured on the job and your employer tells you, “Don’t go to the doctor…I will take you to my grandma for some chicken soup.”
- The doctor who the insurance company sends you to says, “We can only treat you according to what the adjuster says.”
- If you are unable to drive a vehicle, the insurance company adjuster tells you, “Just stay home until you are able to drive.”
- The insurance company refers you to a surgeon and when you meet him, he is wearing a Hannibal Lecter mask, and says, “Okey dokey. Here we go.”
- Your medications are cut off and the insurance company adjuster says to you, “Why don’t you go buy some street drugs.”
- You just had complicated surgery yesterday and today the doctor releases you back to work against your wishes, saying, “If anything is hurting you, just take an aspirin.”
- You injured yourself and your employer threatens you by saying, “You are going to find yourself out of a job if you file a workers’ compensation claim.”
- Your employer tells you not to file a workers’ compensation claim because he says, “I’m actually a doctor and I know what’s best for you.”
- Your employer takes out his wallet and says, “If you report this to my workers’ compensation insurance carrier, the rates are going to go up, so how much money do you want to pay for this?”
- You need a referral to a specialist and the doctor says, “I can’t refer you to a specialist because the insurance company won’t let me.”
- You are off work due to a legitimate injury at work, but the insurance company doesn’t pay you any compensation saying, “I hear there are a lot of great ways to make money on the internet.”
- You had an eye injury at work, and the insurance company doctor refers you for physical therapy for your foot.