Helping Injured Workers Recover From Their Injuries
If you have been injured on the job, worker’s compensation can help protect you from the potentially devastating costs of a work-related injury. Hiring an attorney to assist you with your worker’s compensation claim can help ensure you don’t lose out on the benefits to which you might be entitled.
At Harper and Harper, LLC, our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience representing clients throughout Porter County and northwest Indiana with their workers’ compensation needs. Although you may be entitled to worker’s compensation, there is no guarantee you will receive the total money you deserve. Thankfully, we can help you pursue the compensation you need.
How We Can Help You
After you have been hurt on the job, there are some occasions where you need to be sure you have legal representation to help you. Some examples of when you should speak to an attorney:
- Your employer doesn’t immediately file a claim or refuses to file a claim. If you get injured on the job, you should notify your employer as soon as possible. Your employer must provide you with the proper paperwork, report your injury to the worker’s compensation board, and file a claim with their insurance carrier. If you wait to report your injury or if your employer delays filing a claim, your worker’s compensation claim may be denied.
- Your claim was denied. If you feel that you have a legitimate claim but it was denied, you should appeal that decision. An attorney can help guide you through the appeals process which usually includes filing formal paperwork, gathering evidence, and presenting your case at a hearing.
- You did not receive sufficient compensation. An attorney can explain the worker’s compensation benefits to which you should be entitled, file an appeal on your behalf, and build a case to show why you deserve a larger settlement.
Our goal as your legal representation is to maximize the compensation you receive after being hurt on the job, and we have the skills and commitment necessary to pursue that goal.
Start Pursuing The Outcome You Deserve
If your claim has been denied, if you feel that you have been undercompensated, or if you believe that your rights under the Indiana worker’s compensation law have been violated, we may be able to help. Please call our Valparaiso office at 219-733-8837 or email us here for a free initial consultation.