Workers’ compensation is very tricky and the worker’s compensation adjusters are also very tricky. There are a lot of small, nuanced, tricky things in the law that will completely bar your ability to recover anything in workers’ compensation cases. That’s why you need a workers’ compensation attorney. You’ll never get rich in workers’ compensation cases, that you never want to because you would rather just be healthy and doing your job.
Workers’ compensation cases give you essentially two things: (1) wage loss recovery, and (2) medical expenses for the rest of your life.
So, those two things are all you can expect in a workers’ compensation case.
What Can Workers’ Compensation Cases Give You, With the Right Attorney?
Wage-loss benefits can go away.
For example, most people don’t know this, but if you don’t tell the Workers’ Compensation Commission if you move, technically, your wage-loss benefits can be suspended. If you don’t go to an insurance company’s doctor, they call them IMEs, or independent medical examinations, if you don’t go to those things, if you don’t participate, your medical benefits can be suspended.
There are things that you need to know as you’re going through this process that only an attorney can advise you on. It’s important if you are seriously injured in a worker’s compensation case to talk to an attorney to make sure that you understand what those tricks are, what those nuances in the law are, to make sure that you don’t fall prey to a crafty insurance adjuster.