Fighting To Get Your Rightful Workers’ Compensation Benefits
In Arkansas, workers’ compensation benefits are there to help you and your family after you get hurt or sick on the job. But employers and their workers’ comp insurance providers often resist paying benefits as required by law. At Cortinez Law Firm, our father-and-son team of attorneys helps injured workers through the process of applying for workers’ compensation. We can help you obtain more benefits than you might receive on your own.
Do I Qualify For Workers’ Compensation?
To qualify for workers’ compensation, an injury or illness must be work-related. This includes injuries from catastrophic accidents such as a fall from scaffolding at a construction site, as well as injuries that slowly build up over time, like back pain or carpal tunnel syndrome. Evidence proving a connection between your injury and your work duties usually includes a diagnosis from a doctor, test results and other documents from your medical chart. We will help you gather the necessary evidence to make a strong case that you are entitled to workers’ compensation.
What To Do About A Denied Claim
Any employer in Arkansas with at least four employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. When one of those workers files a claim, the employer and their insurance company often try to avoid paying it. They might claim that you had your injury before the accident or that you are exaggerating or outright lying about being hurt.
Confronting these schemes on your own can be tough. But you don’t have to. Our attorneys can advise you on whether a settlement offer is fair or if you should pursue other options. These can include appealing a denied claim and even litigation.
Find Out About Your Work Injury Rights
Workers’ comp can be a lifesaver for you and your family when an injury or illness has left you unable to work. To find out what types of workers’ compensation you could qualify for, contact Cortinez Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation. We help workers in Little Rock and throughout central Arkansas. Call 501-574-3244.