Workers’ Compensation FAQs
How Does A Disability Attorney Get Paid?
No Upfront Fees. We Are Only Paid If You Win… Period!
Alabama limits the fees that a workers’ compensation attorney can collect to 15% of the actual settlement. This is a small amount to pay when your chances of securing a larger settlement are with the assistance of an experienced disability lawyer in Mobile
A workers’ compensation disability lawyer is paid only when they win your case. This means there is no upfront cost to you. Their 15% fee is only paid whey they win your case and you receive your settlement. After your settlement, you may be eligible for social security disability.
Because of this flat fee paid at the end, out of your proceeds, we are going to do everything we can to get you the largest settlement possible. This is what a good disability lawyer does.
The insurance companies will do anything they can to deny or substantially reduce your wokers’ comp settlement. Insurance companies are not in the business of paying out claims.
A great disability lawyer will go against insurance companies and their lawyers to get you the maximum settlement possible. This may take a little bit longer but it’s well worth it in the end. Be sure that the attorney representing you has a strong track record of winning workers’ comp cases.
There is a lot of paperwork and medical records that must be read, understood, and filed properly. This is another reason it makes sense to hire a disability lawyer like Renee Thiry. She understands the system and knows what to do in every step of your case. The best part is we are located right here in Mobile.
In many cases, there are other lawsuits and benefits that can be attached to your claim. If a third party or defective equipment caused your disability you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Also, in many cases, our clients are awarded Social Security Disability Income.
Answers To Frequently Asked Questions
A workplace injury can leave you with significant hardship, including medical bills and lost time from work. Workers’ compensation laws are designed to help those who have suffered on-the-job injuries by covering medical bills and providing an income during recovery time. Many employees are unsure of how to collect workers’ compensation benefits, however, and get intimidated by the defense tactics used by their employers. This is where an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, like Renee Thiry in Mobile, can be of great assistance and get you the compensation you deserve.
If you are struggling to get answers to your basic questions or are concerned that you may not be getting accurate information from your employer, talk to a workers’ compensation attorney right away. It’s essential to speak with an independent disability lawyer because they are only concerned with your best interests. Your boss or manager may have very little information or maybe worried about telling you something incorrect.
The representative from the Work Comp Insurance Company may pressure you to keep the process moving. Only an independent lawyer has you and your recovery as their number one priority. Do Not Sign Anything Before Speaking To An Attorney.
When you contact Renee Thiry In Mobile, Alabama for a free consultation, you can get your questions answered with no pressure to sign anything.
What If My Employer Denies Liability For My Injury?
If your employer refuses to accept any liability, contact an attorney with experience in representing works’ compensation victims. Whether they agree or deny responsibility for your workplace injury contact Renee immediately, so you will have the representation you need.
If an employer denies your claim, you will be without medical treatment unless you file a lawsuit with an experienced disability lawyer against your employer. I have done this a thousand times and has been extremely successful in Mobile.
We know almost all of the doctors who work with workers’ compensation injuries and know which doctors to choose and which ones will not benefit the injured worker. This is why you need an experienced disability lawyer in Mobile.
Contact Renee Thiry with Thiry and Caddell, LLP for immediate assistance. Her firm has over 50 years representing workplace injury victims.
What Are My Rights Under The Alabama Workers’ Compensation Laws?
In Alabama, your employer or the employer’s insurance company generally gets to choose which primary doctor you initially see. This means that unless it’s an emergency, you may have to start out with a doctor who is not truly objective about your case. You do, however, have certain rights to get a different doctor. This is called the panel of four which allows you to have a second opinion.
Many different issues can arise. For example, you and your employer (or employer’s insurance company) may disagree about how long treatment should continue. The insurance company may contend that you have reached maximum medical improvement. We can explain your rights under the workers’ compensation law and guide you through the process of seeking all of the medical benefits you are eligible to receive. With more than 50 years of experience in Mobile, our firm has the experience to draw upon, and we have a well-earned track record of assisting injured workers with focused, competent counsel and representation.
After My Workplace Injury Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?
Your employer’s insurance provider will pay your medical bills for a legitimate workplace injury or occupational disease. This should include hospital and doctor bills. The insurance company directly pays the doctors for these costs.
You will also be paid for mileage reimbursement to medical appointments for the treatment of your injury or disease by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. You will also be paid for your time off of work while receiving your medical treatment. Please note, in some circumstances, if you settle without proper negotiation, your rights to receive additional medical treatment may end. This decision should be taken very seriously if your injury or disease is extreme.
This is why it is imperative to have an attorney on your side. I will negotiate the best possible outcome for you. Call Renee today if you or a loved one has been injured at work and requires an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Mobile.