Why you should consult a Disability Benefits Attorney?
Non-fatal workplace injuries are a daily occurrence. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that private industry employers report more than three million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in a year.
Indiana workers’ compensation law has provisions for compensating employees for their injuries suffered while at work. The compensation benefits may be either for temporary disablement, or permanent disablement, and for either partial or total disablement. Permanent total disability sets in when an injured worker is unable to perform a reasonable kind(s) of work activity following a work accident, and permanent partial disability is the complete loss or loss of function of a body part.
When an employee reports the injury, a panel of experts, appointed by the Indiana Workmen’s Compensation Board makes an in-depth examination to determine the extent of injuries, and assigns an impairment rating. Compensation depends on this impairment rating. This very often ends up in dispute, as the employee usually wants higher compensation than what the Workers Compensation Board determines. It is common for employees to argue for higher impairment ratings, or even challenge a temporary disability as a permanent disability. This is where you, as the injured worker, will benefit from the services of a disability benefits attorney.
The extent of impairment is computed based on factors such as the worker’s age, mental wellness, physical impairment, work experience, skill-sets, level of education or training, and the extent of disability, with the help of vocational experts and psychologists. It takes the skills and services of a disability benefits attorney to analyze these findings, challenge the experts, rake up previous instances of higher awards, and create a strong case for higher compensation.
Wagner Reese has a team of highly skilled disability benefits attorneys who will ensure that your case is presented in the strongest manner possible for a favorable verdict or settlement. We have a track record of fighting these types of cases and delivering high compensation to our clients. We do not charge any money upfront or collect any fees until you receive your settlement. Contact us at (888) 204-8440 for a free evaluation of your case.