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Many employees don’t pay much attention to workers’ comp policies and procedures until an incident occurs. Then, suddenly, in addition to dealing with an injury and a change to your life routines, you have to figure out the complexities of workers’ compensation laws. Things can go from bad to worse, as the stresses pile up. Here’s the thing: your employer’s insurance company isn’t on your side (even if your employer is!). Legal representation by a workers’ comp attorney can be crucial for helping you get the care you need. Because workers’ comp law is complex and always-evolving, you want an experienced lawyer who has mastered all the ins and outs of compensation cases and stays current with all the recent developments. Details make all the difference!
Here’s a basic overview of just a few of the many services we provide for our clients:
- Provide an accurate estimate of what your case is worth.
Winning a fair settlement includes going into it with an accurate assessment of how much compensation you’re entitled to: neither minimizing nor overreaching. We are skilled in estimating and negotiating.
- Identify the weak points of your case and prepare appropriate response strategies.
The insurance company will try to exploit any weaknesses in your case in order to get your claim dismissed. As experienced workers’ comp attorneys, we evaluate the pros and cons of your case and prepare to preemptively address their arguments.
- Know the loopholes and exceptions in the law that correspond to your situation.
The complexity of workers’ comp law is daunting, but good lawyers know how to apply all its nuances to your situation in order to reach the best outcome for you.
- Interact with medical providers to obtain all relevant paperwork.
Lack of medical support is one of the main reasons that insurance companies deny claims. We work hard to procure and complete robust documentation of the healthcare facets of your situation.
- Recognize bluffing tactics and “final offers” from the insurance company that aren’t actually final.
Insurance companies bluff and try to bring cases to a quick end by giving a “final offer” they hope you will accept, instead of continuing to fight for a fair settlement. It’s our job to recognize their ploys and continue negotiating and advocating until a fair settlement is reached.
- Advise you regarding medical treatment and obtaining appropriate care.
Sometimes injured workers hold off getting the medical care they need because they are afraid of the financial costs. We can help you know how to get the treatment you need in a way that can be included in and compensated by your settlement.
Workplace injuries are common. If you haven’t experienced one personally, you probably know someone who has. Getting the maximum protection and benefits you deserve after a workplace injury, however, can prove difficult. Castan & Lecca exists to give you the clarity, counsel, and resources you need in order to best protect yourself and those you love.