Have you recently suffered a workplace injury and aren’t sure what to do next? Whether you are eligible for coverage under workers’ compensation? What is the procedure for filing a claim? How to ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve? If you’ve been hurt at work, you’ll need to know the answers to these questions and you’re not the only one who feels this way. At Sidhu Lawyers, we can help you with these or any other questions or concerns you may have.
Things do not always go as planned
Generally speaking, things do not always go as planned. If you’re dealing with a serious accident or need to take time off work to recover, dealing with insurance providers that refuse to payout can be aggravating. Here are certain situations where having a lawyer by your side is worthwhile; Denied claims, pre-existing conditions, you could potentially have other benefits, expensive medical bills, permanent disability benefits, etc.
Out of all of those listed above, denied claims are the most common reason people hire a work-related injury lawyer. For a variety of reasons, the insurance provider might refuse your claim. They might think, for example, that your accident isn’t work-related or that you didn’t file your claim on time. A workplace injury attorney can assist you during this process.
If you have pre-existing conditions that may be the cause of your injury, insurance providers could dispute that it is work-related. An example of this would be if you’ve always had a shoulder problem and suffered an injury to that same shoulder at work from repeatedly lifting and moving heavy items, the insurance provider can reject your claim.
Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board, or WCB
The majority of occupational accidents in Calgary are compensated by Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board, or WCB, which employers pay into and payout for employee medical bills and missed income due to workplace injuries and illnesses. When dealing with a workplace injury, the WCB is the only agency you’ll have to negotiate with and is mandated by the provincial government. The Workers’ Compensation Act expressly prohibits any civil action other than a WCB lawsuit in which both the injured party and the at-fault party are protected by WCB.
A work-related injury may have a significant effect on you and your family’s lives with some injured or disabled employees finding it difficult to return to work, which means they may need to take time off work to recover from their injuries, contributing to the financial stress you’re already dealing with.
You are liable for workers’ compensation
Your legal rights are not determined by the essence of your accident or illness. You are liable for workers’ compensation regardless of the type of illness or accident you face. You may demand compensation for your financial or non-financial damages resulting from some form of physical or psychological damage if you file a personal injury claim.
Consult with an experienced injury lawyer
If you were injured at work and are uncertain whether you have grounds to file a case against the responsible party, consulting with an experienced injury lawyer will provide you with the facts and guidance you need to make an informed decision.
Sidhu Lawyers will advocate for you
Sidhu Lawyers will advocate for you, using our skills, organization, and expertise to give you the peace of mind and monetary benefits you deserve, so even when you have more complex third-party lawsuits, or if you believe you aren’t getting the compensation you deserve for your medical costs, or if your claim has been flatly rejected by the insurance provider, hiring a workplace injury lawyer is important. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 1 (403) 800-0314 or send us a message at email@example.com for 24-hour access to consultation and legal counsel.