If you've been hurt in an on-the-job accident or suffer from a condition or illness caused by your work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. If the insurance company has wrongfully denied your claim, Lynn Bishop will work hard to prove that your injury or occupational disease should be covered. If your claim has been accepted, she will make sure that you receive all the compensation and medical treatment to which you are entitled.
Why You May Need an Attorney to Help With Your Workers' Compensation Case
If your claim has been wrongfully denied, the need for an attorney is obvious. Even if your claim has been accepted, however, you may need an attorney to make sure that you receive all the compensation and medical treatment to which you are entitled. You cannot rely on the insurance company's claim adjuster to protect your rights.
- Average Weekly Wage: The amount of your weekly workers' compensation benefit check is based on your "average weekly wage" prior to your injury or disablement due to occupational disease. Lynn Bishop will make sure that your average weekly wage is computed correctly so that your weekly compensation check is for the right amount.
- Medical Treatment: Often, the workers' compensation insurance companies don't want to pay for all the medical treatment made necessary by your injury or occupational disease. Lynn will work to ensure that you receive all the medical treatment that you need.
- Job Search and Suitable Employment: If you don't recover sufficiently to return to your old job, the insurance company will often hire a vocational rehabilitation specialist to help you find other work. Lynn will represent you zealously so that the job search serves your interests, not just the insurance company's.
- Final Settlement: At some point, it may serve your interests to agree to a final settlement of your case. If and when that time comes, Lynn will work hard to negotiate the best possible settlement in your case.
If You've Been Hurt at Work, Contact Our Office Immediately
There is no charge for a telephone or office conference to discuss your case. Lynn will listen carefully to make sure she understands all the facts in your case. She will answer your questions and clearly explain your options. If we are able to help with your case, Lynn will handle it personally rather than turning it over to a non-attorney paralegal or legal assistant.
We Don't Charge a Fee Unless We Help You Get Benefits
If you hire us when your benefits have been denied or terminated, our fee is one-fourth of the benefits we help you obtain. If you hire us while you are receiving benefits, our fee is usually one-fourth of the final settlement.
Contact Our Charlotte Law Firm Today
If you've been hurt in an on-the-job accident or suffer from a condition or illness caused by your work, don't wait to take action. We invite you to contact the law office of Lynn Bishop, Attorney at Law, by telephone (704-234-6461) or e-mail. We represent clients in Charlotte, North Carolina and the surrounding towns and cities. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.