Do I Have A Case?
You may have heard that it is difficult to get workers’ compensation — that many claims are denied, or that the benefits are not enough to cover lost wages and medical expenses. But each case is different, so the best way to find out if you have a valid claim is to ask. At Crossman Law Offices, P.C., workers’ comp is all we do. Contact our office in Phoenix for a free consultation: We’re here to offer knowledgeable answers to your questions.
What You Need To Know About Workers’ Comp
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. That means that even if an error on your part contributed to your injury, you can still apply for benefits. If your injury occurred on the job or because of the job, or if your work activities made a pre-existing condition worse, you may have a claim. It is important not to take “no” for an answer if you believe your claim is valid.
You may have grounds for appeal if:
- Your doctor says you should not be working
- The employer’s insurance company refuses to pay for treatment your doctor says you need
- Your wages were miscalculated so you’re not receiving enough compensation
We have decades of experience helping injured workers. We’ll listen carefully to your story and tell you honestly whether you have a case.
When Should You Seek Legal Help?
The sooner you seek legal help, the more we can do to help you. Many of our clients miss opportunities because they didn’t read or understand the notices they received from their insurance company. We charge no fees upfront, so you don’t need to wait until you can afford legal help. We have provided an easy to follow step by step flow chart illustrating What Happens When You File a Workers Compensation Claim.
In certain circumstances, it may be possible to reopen your case. If you believe you were treated unfairly, or are not receiving the benefits you should, our experienced attorneys can help. We have even helped contract workers receive benefits, in cases where they were really employees in the eyes of the law.
Read more on What to do After a Work Injury.
Phoenix Workers’ Compensation Is Your Only Legal Remedy
In Phoenix Arizona, unless you rejected your right to worker’s comp before your injury, or in a few other narrow cases, workers’ comp is the only remedy for injured workers — you cannot sue your employer, even if the accident was caused by negligence or failure to adhere to safety regulations. Some workers find this frustrating, but in most cases everyone benefits by removing questions of “fault” from the equation. Instead of your case being heard in front of the county judge, it will be heard in front of the Industrial Commission of Arizona.
Don’t Settle Without Talking To Our Phoenix Lawyers
The insurance company claims adjuster is not on your side. He or she will not explain all possible outcomes or offer alternative options, and certainly will not tell you what the maximum amount your case is worth.
When you need strong advocates on your side, call Crossman Law Offices, P.C., at 602-248-0380. You can also contact us by arranging a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you.