Workers’ Compensation May Not Be Enough

by Staff Blogger | December 9th, 2016

Some forecasters are predicting a hard winter in Nashville, which complicates the jobs of thousands of Nashville construction workers who depend on good weather to do their work. It also makes those jobs more dangerous. When a workplace injury sidelines you, your first priority is figuring out how you’re going to make ends meet while you’re unable to work. The obvious solution is to apply for workers’ compensation, but that might not be enough.

A workers’ compensation claim is paid by the insurance company of your employer, and it’s within their best interests to pay you as little money as you’re willing to take for your injuries, not necessarily what you deserve. That’s why it’s important you negotiate the largest settlement possible, which can be difficult to do on your own.

If you’ve been injured on the job, you should consult with an experienced Nashville workers’ compensation attorney before you sign anything from the insurance company. Even if your employer promises that all of your medical bills will be covered, they can’t guarantee the insurance company will hold up their side of the bargain, let alone pay you for lost wages and other expenses you’re bound to incur from your injuries.

Call Ponce Law instead. We know how to determine what your workers’ comp claim is worth, and we’ll fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. You only get one chance to get your workers’ comp claim right, so contact us today.