Being injured in an accident on the job can be traumatic in more than the physical sense. Time itself can seem to be disrupted: The accident itself seemed to happen so suddenly, yet the duration of your recovery may seem to take an eternity. You may find yourself feeling like you cannot move forward from the moment the accident happened, replaying it again and again in your mind, wondering if you could have done anything different.
And then there is the stress of coping with the aftermath: dealing with the workers compensation insurer, the medical appointments, and — perhaps most daunting of all — the mounting medical bills. You may not be able to work because of your injuries, and even if you have short-term disability insurance often that will not completely cover your lost income. How are you going to be able to recover, to put the accident behind you and to move forward?
It can be difficult to go at it alone under these circumstances. Fortunately, though, you do not have to. One place you can turn to for help is a qualified, experienced and capable law firm to act on your behalf. From assisting you with how to file a claim, to helping you with claims hearings and even appealing a less-than-advantageous initial benefits decision should it be necessary, we are your ally from the beginning of the workers’ compensation process to its end.
You cannot go back in time and change what happened in a workplace accident. But you can take positive steps to minimize the chaotic effects that a work injury can have on your ability to take care of yourself and your family, and to focus on what is most important: your physical rehabilitation, getting back to work if possible, coping with the medical costs and taking control of your future again.
The first step in your recovery from a work accident and injury is to learn more about how you can take charge of your situation, and how we can help. One place to start is our workers’ compensation page on our website, which provides useful information and ways to contact us if you have questions.