Workers Compensation Attorney
Workers compensation attorneys of Brent Gordon Law Firm in Southeast Idaho serve clients in Pocatello, Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Rigby, Rexburg, and other surrounding areas. Our workers comp lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain a fair settlement for the injuries you sustained while at work. Personal injury attorney Brent Gordon, as well as other attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm, will help you deal with insurance companies, medical bills, and lost wages resulting from an accident at work. Our experienced and aggressive attorneys will fight to get you every penny you are owed. Let our aggressive lawyers in Idaho Falls and Pocatello take the stress out of your workers compensation case.
Contact a Workers Compensation Lawyer in Idaho Falls or Pocatello
You only have a limited time to seek worker’s compensation benefits. If you’ve been injured, don’t wait to call a workers compensation accident attorney. The workers compensation attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm in Idaho Falls and Pocatello are aggressive, experienced, and trusted. Our law firm will fight to ensure you get a fair settlement for your injuries.
Maximize Your Settlement with a Workers Compensation Lawyer
The attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm have years of experience as specialists representing clients who were unfortunate enough to be injured while at work. By hiring a lawyer to handle your case, you will be able to relax and know we are working hard to get you the settlement you deserve.
How Does Workers Compensation Help?
Workers’ compensation is designed to help resolve injury claims between employers and injured employees. With worker’s compensation, employees have an easier time getting benefits from their employers. However, these benefits are usually limited to medical bill payments and wage loss.
Nevertheless, if you are experiencing dramatic negative emotions from your injuries, you may be able to benefit financially from workers’ compensation. For example, if you are diagnosed with depression because of dealing with severe pain from your injury, you may be able to recover compensation. Another example is if you have developed sleep disorders because your pain is keeping you up at night, this also might be a factor to recover compensation. These examples are not considered items of damages in your case and will be handled separately in your case.
How are Pain and Suffering Defined?
Pain and suffering are defined as any physical pain or discomforts your injuries may cause you after an accident. These are common terms lawyers and other legal professionals will use throughout your case. Pain and suffering is also included any negative emotions you experience because of injury. For example, frustration, sadness, humiliation, anger, etc.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Vary – Know Your Rights
Workers’ compensation benefits vary by employer and job type. If you were unfortunately injured while on the job and had to take time off work to heal, your boss may try to force you to return to work prematurely. It would be in your best interest to hire a workers’ compensation attorney right after the accident. Then stay in close contact with your workers’ compensation lawyer throughout your healing process. An employer demanding an injured employee to return to work prematurely is more common than you’d expect. Every doctor, injury, employee, and employer is different depending on the situation. There is no way to tell how your employer will react in a work-related injury situation. Here are some various scenarios that may help answer what you could do if your employer is asking you to return to work before you feel ready.
5 Things You Should Know About Workers Compensation
- Even if you caused the accident or were responsible for your injuries, you are still entitled to receive workers compensation benefits.
- Sometimes your employer’s workers compensation benefits require you to see a certain doctor covered under their plan. Ask your worker’s compensation attorney to be sure.
- You may be able to receive workers compensation benefits even if the injury did not occur during one specific incident. For example, if you were exposed to a chemical substance that later resulted in lung or skin disease, you could receive work comp.
- Reimbursement for mileage and other transportation expenses for medical visits is part of the benefits of workers compensation.
- If you are permanently disabled from a work comp injury, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. To do so, you must show you are disabled from any gainful employment and usually requires medical documentation and an expert testimonial from medical professionals.
Common Worker’s Compensation Myths
Myth 1: My claim is protected because my employer will be sure to file all necessary forms.
For any worker’s compensation claim in Idaho, there are several forms that need to be submitted to the Idaho Industrial Commission. Some of these forms need to be filled out and submitted by your employers. Other forms need to be submitted by the person who was injured. A list of all forms for an Idaho worker’s compensation case can be found on the Idaho Industrial Commission website https://iic.idaho.gov/find-a-form/ Your attorney will also be able to help you submit all necessary forms.
Myth 2: When filling a worker’s compensation claim, I must sue my employer.
This myth is completely untrue. When you file a worker’s compensation claim you are not filing suit. The Idaho Industrial Commission is a state government agency that oversees all worker’s compensation claims in Idaho. The Industrial Commission is an administrative court or tribunal not a regular civil litigation. In most cases, the person who is injured is filing a claim against the employer’s insurance company to cover medical bills and lost wages.
Myth 3: Compensation will be given for pain and suffering after worker’s compensation accident.
Worker’s compensation only covers the injured persons medical treatment, lost wages, diminished future earnings, and any permanent disability percentage rating. Compensation for pain and suffering will not be compensated for.
Myth 4: If the accident was the injured person’s fault, a worker’s compensation claim cannot be filed.
This is false. Worker’s compensation covers the injured even if the accident was 100% fault of the employee. The injured employee is still entitled to full benefits.
Are You Ready to Return to Work?
The first thing you should do is ask yourself if you feel ready to return to work. Going to see your doctor again to ask their opinion would also be a great idea. If you feel ready and the doctor gives you the go ahead, then return to work as soon as you can. Your doctor may feel you can return to work with some restrictions such as no lifting.
Employer Demands Return to Work
A situation where the employee feels they are not ready to return to work but the employer is demanding their return is a more complex situation. There is no single piece of advice because every situation is different. We advise our clients to be as cooperative as they can during this process. For example, return all calls from your employer. If litigation is necessary, it is helpful to show that the client was cooperative.
Employers can sometimes get pushy by insisting on a time frame when an employee will return to work. Explain to your employer that your return must be okayed by your doctor.
Many times an employer will take action by terminating the employee’s workers’ compensation benefits. This is a perfect example of why it is necessary to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side. The attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm are aggressive, trusted and experienced workers’ compensation lawyers. We will fight to make sure you are comfortable and have been given the proper treatment for your injuries. Call a workers’ compensation attorney at Brent Gordon Law Firm today to discuss your case.
Call a Workers Compensation Lawyer in Idaho Falls or Pocatello
Don’t wait to call an Idaho workers compensation lawyer. Call our Idaho Falls office at (208) 552-0467 or our Pocatello office at (208) 232-7274. Let us take the stress out of a claim and fight to get you full value for your injuries. Call now for a free consultation to discuss your worker’s compensation case with an experienced and trusted attorney. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. No attorney fees will be collected until your case is settled. Call now!
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Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelly and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 477 Shoup Ave, Suite 101 Idaho Falls, ID 83402 Phone:(208) 552-0467
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