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Evansville, IN Social Security Disability Lawyer

The hard-working residents of Evansville work in a variety of industries in the area. They may be employed in factories, stores, construction, offices, restaurants, and more. Regardless of your profession, if you are injured on the job, you are protected under Indiana’s labor laws.

Indiana requires employers to hold workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ comp benefits replace the income that you have lost while you’re unable to work and cover medical expenses related to a work-related injury you have experienced. However, workers’ compensation benefits are delayed or denied all too often, and injured employees sometimes don’t receive the financial help they desperately need.

If you sustained a workplace injury in Evansville, IN, the lawyers of Hensley Legal Group are here to help you during any part of the workers’ compensation claims process. Schedule your free case consultation today. Call us, fill out the online evaluation form, or start a live chat with a member of our team. 

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ comp protects both the employer and the employee in the event of a work-related injury or adverse health condition. By law, the employer is protected from the injured employee filing a lawsuit against them and suing for injuries. At the same time, the employee benefits by receiving a fast payout after being injured on the job.

Evansville, Indiana. workers’ comp coverage typically covers:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Occupational illness
  • Funeral costs

The payout of Indiana workers’ compensation claims after an accident should be quick and easy. Unfortunately, many employees encounter obstacles while pursuing compensation for their work injuries – even when their injuries obviously qualify them to receive benefits.

Types of Injuries Evansville, IN Workers’ Compensation Covers

As a general rule, you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation for any injury or illness that occurs (or is made worse) as a result of your secular job.

The following are some of the most common workplace injuries in Indiana:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Muscle strains, sprains, or tears
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals or mold
  • Electrocution
  • Wrongful death

If you have been injured at work in Evansville, IN, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Contact our personal injury law firm to schedule a free initial consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney today.

Signs You Should Hire an Evansville Workers’ Compensation Attorney

After sustaining a work-related injury, you may be wondering whether you need to hire a workers’ compensation attorney. In some situations, benefits are paid to an injured worker without much hassle, but there are times when it’s necessary to have a skilled personal injury lawyer on your side.

Consider the following signs that you should hire an Evansville, IN, workers’ compensation attorney.

Your claim is denied

Your employer’s insurance company may deny your claim for several different reasons. If you feel that you have a legitimate claim, you can fight to have the denial reversed. Many people don’t know that you can appeal that denial through the Indiana workers’ compensation program.

Over the past 20+ years, the personal injury attorneys at our law firm have helped injured Hoosiers appeal workers’ compensation denials and win compensation. There is a small window of time during which you are allowed to file an appeal, so don’t delay in contacting an Evansville, Indiana, workers’ comp attorney if your claim has been denied.

You have a pre-existing condition

Insurance companies often use pre-existing health conditions as an excuse to delay or deny an Evansville, IN, workers’ compensation claim. For example, if you had a past shoulder injury prior to being injured by lifting a heavy object, the insurance company may blame your new pain on your previous condition.

Contrary to what your employer and the insurance adjuster may tell you, your pre-existing condition does not disqualify you from receiving workers’ comp. A personal injury attorney can help you gather the evidence needed to prove that your current injury is new and happened while you were on the job.

You are being accused of fraud

Workers’ compensation fraud is against the law. It occurs when (1) someone falsely claims to have been injured on the job, or (2) if a person is collecting disability benefits over the amount permitted for his or her situation.

Nevertheless, you should not be denied the benefits that you are entitled to. If your employer is accusing you of trying to defraud the system, contact an Evansville, Indiana, workers’ compensation attorney right away. When we take on your case, we will gather the evidence needed to prove your case and defend your legal right to compensation.

You have a third-party claim

While the Indiana workers’ compensation program is designed to protect employers from a lawsuit, there are some situations where a civil claim is necessary. For example, if a defective part or piece of machinery caused your accident and workplace injury, you could have a claim against the product manufacturer.

Third-party claims may result in a larger settlement amount. Your personal injury attorney can help you pursue monetary compensation not only for medical care and lost wages but also for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.

You have long-term or permanent injuries

Your employer is more likely to contest a long-term injury claim because it is more expensive and may increase the work comp insurance premiums. If you sustained an injury in a workplace accident that has left you with a permanent or long-term disability, you are going to need to maximize your workers’ compensation benefits.

Your financial situation is the last thing that you should have to worry about if you are suffering a life-altering injury. Our Evansville workers’ compensation lawyers can help you secure the money that you need for yourself and your family going forward.

How Much Does an Evansville, Indiana Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Cost?

One of the factors that hold people back from hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer is concern about the cost. They may already be having a difficult time financially due to their medical bills and being unable to work. Incurring any additional costs for an attorney would only add to their financial burdens.

The personal injury attorneys at Hensley Legal Group in Evansville, Indiana, are aware of this and don’t require our clients to pay any upfront costs for our services. We take all workers’ comp accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t pay any out-of-pocket costs – we only get paid if you are awarded a settlement.

Contact an Evansville, Indiana Personal Injury Attorney Today

After sustaining workplace injury in Evansville, Indiana, you and your family may have questions about what happens next. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Hensley Legal Group know Indiana’s labor laws inside and out. We also understand your concerns, having handled many challenging work-related accident cases in Indiana over the years.

The personal injury attorneys at our law firm make a serious commitment to each one of our clients. We know how important workers’ compensation benefits can be to an injured employee, and we thus handle each case we take on with diligence and care.

Our skilled and compassionate attorneys can help you during any step of the workers’ compensation process, whether it’s filing, appealing, or negotiating your claim. The sooner we help you, the better. But it’s not too late to get help.

If you are looking for full and fair compensation for your work injury, contact Hensley Legal Group today. Our law firm has been proudly serving Evansville and the entire State of Indiana for over two decades. Call us, start a live chat, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. 

 

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