If you’ve been hurt at work, you have rights. In most cases, you are also entitled to benefits until you recover so you can keep a roof over your head and food in your stomach. Our attorneys have helped countless clients in and around the Kennewick, Washington area pursue benefits after they have been injured on the clock.
Unfortunately, without acting based on a full knowledge of your rights, benefits can be withheld or terminated – often far too soon. The workers’ compensation process is filled with pitfalls and oftentimes the Department of Labor and Industries or Self-Insured employers will do whatever is possible to limit payouts. Since they have someone looking out for their interests, you need someone looking out for yours, too.
Nearly three-fourths of workers receive compensation after an injury, but it is hard to put an exact number on your unique situation. There are many factors that will go into determining how much money you're owed, should you win the settlement in the first place.
These factors can include:
Your current salary (the higher your salary, the more money you will need to provide for your lifestyle and thus the more you may be given)
Fault (if your accident on the job was partially your fault, you may not receive as much compensation)
Your injury (you'll probably receive a larger settlement if you broke a bone, compared to a more minor injury), and much more.
Our team has handled hundreds of workers’ compensation cases, and we are fully prepared to address your individual case and unique concerns.
When you partner with our firm, you ensure that you will receive counsel from a local attorney who will keep you informed on all developments in your case throughout the process. In addition, our lawyers have worked for years on the insurance side – this gives us a comprehensive understanding of how the insurance company will value benefits, and we can counter in pursuit of your benefits and well-being.
Schedule a consultation with our Kennewick, Washington-based law firm today.