No one goes to work expecting to be injured or to suffer from a permanent partial disability. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and when they do, they can leave you with serious injuries that can affect your ability or strength to carry on with regular activities. In such cases, filing for a Permanent Partial Disability Workers’ Comp Claim can provide the financial support you need to recover from your injuries and get your life back on track.
Filing a Permanent Partial Disability Workers’ Comp Claim without the guidance of an experienced attorney can be risky.
Here are some of the dangers you may face:
- You Could Miss Out on the Statute of Limitations
Statutes of limitations govern the time limits within which you must file a claim. You must file the claim usually within two years to retain your right to compensation. Working with an attorney ensures that your claim is filed within the time limit set by the law.
- You Could Make Mistakes on Your Paperwork
Filing a PPD claim involves significant paperwork; even tiny mistakes can have significant consequences. An experienced attorney can help you complete the necessary forms accurately and avoid common errors.
- You Could End up Waiving Important Rights
When you file a PPD claim, you may be asked to sign several documents. Some of these documents may contain language waiving necessary rights or limiting your ability to seek additional compensation. An attorney can help you understand what you’re signing and ensure you’re not waiving any critical rights.
- You Could Accept a Lowball Settlement Offer
Insurance companies are notorious for offering lowball settlements that don’t fully cover the costs of medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. With an attorney, you may know how to negotiate or reject settlement offers far below your claim’s actual value. An attorney can help you determine the fair value of your claim and negotiate on your behalf. They can even take your case to court if necessary.
- You Could End up Losing Your Case
Filing a PPD claim requires knowledge of workers’ comp laws and regulations. If you don’t have this knowledge, you may make critical mistakes that can cost you your case. An attorney can help you build a strong case and navigate the legal system to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Don’t Let the Complex Legal System Intimidate You. Contact Our Work Injury Attorneys
Filing a Permanent Partial Disability Workers’ Comp Claim can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone—the attorneys at the Law Office of James. M. Hoffman have the experience, knowledge, and dedication to help you navigate the legal system and fight for the compensation you deserve.
We’ll help you file your claim, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Please don’t attempt to tackle your PPD worker’s comp claim alone; contact us today, and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.