Are you filing for workers’ comp? Here’s what you need to do: read this educational article, then contact our Arizona lawyers to get started.
Choosing the Best Attorney
Let’s say you weren’t referred or you weren’t recommended. In a situation like that, ask the attorney how many workers’ compensation cases they’re handling right now. If the answer is two or three, that’s probably not the firm that you want. You want someone who’s experienced, who’s been doing this. Daniel’s got over 20 years’ experience. Virtually, there’s almost no situation that he hasn’t seen. When you talk to him, you’ll discover that.
Make sure they’re experienced. Make sure they generally get good outcomes, and have been referred by a past client, a doctor who does workmen’s compensation, sees workmen’s compensation patients. If you get a referral like that, you’re in pretty good hands.
Paying Bills While Waiting for Workers’ Compensation
There are other resources available in the community to help you in this situation. Many of them aren’t commonly known.
For instance, we can make a referral to you to a wonderful lady who works for a charity downtown. She has amazing connections. She can even help people who need housing that are homeless and find a place for them, a good place, and also help them with getting benefits. All these things can help you. She never charges anything for her services.
Of course, if you’ve got family resources, and cousins, and parents, they can chip in. Their assistance sometimes doesn’t go too far. Even in those situations, that’s an additional reason to call our workers’ comp injury law firm and talk with Daniel Garza, our workers’ comp attorney, and our staff. We’ll be happy to make those referrals and introduce you to other resources to help you along until you can get your benefits, until you can get a hearing. Sometimes the hearings right now are taking six months. It’s important that we offer you those other resources to help you until you can get your benefits restored.
Statute of Limitations
People have heard or maybe seen on the Internet that you can have up to a year. People think they have plenty of time. Not necessarily.
If you call and talk to our workers’ comp attorney, Daniel Garza, here’s what he has said to clients in the past and here’s what he would say right now : One year is the maximum amount of time, but there are other rules that require what’s called forthwith reporting, which is an old English way of saying you better do it quick. You better do it as soon as possible. You don’t want to sit around and twiddle your thumbs and say, well, let’s just see what happens and just before a year is up because the insurance carrier can go, oh no, you could have reported this way before now. You are out of luck.
Call us early. Daniel would be happy to talk to you over the phone. He’ll give you advice for free and advise you of your particular injury, your particular claim. If you’re not even sure if the claim has been filed, we can help you file the claim.
The earlier you ask for our assistance, the better. And if you’re already getting benefits, we’re not going to take anything out of your check that you’re already getting, but we can make sure that you’re getting the right amount. If you’re not, and we increase it, well, then maybe we deserve something for that. If you’re already getting benefits, we don’t touch that; only if we can get you more or long-term. That’s the only time that we get paid.
How Long Will My Case Take
The truth is it can be extremely short or it can last, especially if you qualify for lifetime benefits, a lifetime. That’s two wide extremes. How do you know what might apply in your case? That’s why we recommend you give a call to attorney, Daniel Garza, our workers’ comp attorney, and have him analyze your specific situation. Then you can get at least a clearer picture of how long it’s likely to take to resolve your claim.
Daniel doesn’t have a crystal ball. He can’t tell how long your medical care and things like that are necessarily going to last. He can read the reports, the medical reports. He can, based on his experience, get some idea.
Who Covers Medical Bills
You need to call and find out what those situations are so you’re not the one that gets burned and stuck with the medical bills.
Here’s the catch. If you have one doctor treating you for a particular condition, then yes, your bills are going to get paid by the workers’ comp system and the insurance carrier. Let’s say you’re not happy with the treatment you get there. You just go and see your own doctor. That doctor refers you to another doctor. Now, you have three doctors treating you for the same condition.
That’s going to be a situation where you won’t all necessarily get paid. It is a situation where you absolutely need to call us. Talk to our workers’ compensation attorney, Daniel Garza. He can steer you and guide you in a direction where you get better care, even if it involves a change of doctor notice that’s approved. They’re usually approved, by the way. You get the care you need and the doctor that’s really taking care of you gets paid, so they don’t get left out in the cold, so to speak.
Have you or a loved one been injured at work and have questions about filing for workers’ comp? Here’s what you need to do: contact experienced Gilbert Workers Compensation Lawyers at Free Injury Advice today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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