On the job injuries are becoming more common as injuries include claims for carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis, shoulder rotator cuff tears, knee injuries, and herniated or ruptured spinal discs. If one of these injuries happened during the scope and course of your job, then workers’ compensation benefits may be given. These benefits include income benefits as well as medical treatment.
Nationally, approximately $183 billion dollars were spent on workers’ compensations claim in 2008 according to the National Safety Council. These costs included payment for medical bills as well as lost work days. In fact, it is estimated that 3.2 million claims were made in 2008.
As you can see, workers’ compensation is big business. In fact, many insurance companies have teams of lawyers and “adjusters” on their payroll just in case someone files a claim. These insurance companies have sophisticated systems designed to make it difficult for injured workers to receive benefits. If you have been injured at work, it is important to realize that the insurance company will not have your best in interest in mind. In fact, they have every reason to deny your case just to save a few dollars for their company stockholders.
Remember, they are in the business of denying your claim and benefits. If you have a work injury, don’t try to handle your claim alone. If you would like a free consultation about workers’ compensation, please contact Bryan Ramos at the Ramos Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia, 404-355-3431.