Being injured in an accident on the job can be stressful in multiple ways. There is the work-related injury or illness itself, which can be painful, life-altering, and of uncertain duration. There is the stress of trying to reconfigure your household budget if your income replacement benefits do not match what you were making while you were still on the job.
And then there is the stress of dealing with the workers compensation insurer, the medical appointments, and — perhaps most challenging of all — the mounting medical bills. Even if you have short-term disability insurance, that often will not completely cover your lost income. How will you be able to focus on recovery, put the accident behind you and move forward again with life?
In the midst of this kind of uncertainty, you do have one thing working in your favor: you do not have to navigate workers’ compensation alone. One place you can turn to for help is a qualified, experienced and capable law firm to act on your behalf. That is what we at Duffield Lovejoy Stemple & Boggs do. From assisting you with filing your claim, to helping you with claims hearings and even appealing a benefits decision should it be necessary to do so, we are your advocate from the beginning of the workers’ compensation application to its conclusion.
We can assist you in taking the take positive steps to minimize the effects that a work-related injury can have on your ability to take care of yourself and your family, as well as coping with the medical expenses and taking control of your future again.
The first step in your rehabilitation from a work accident and related injuries is to learn more about how you can take charge of your situation A good place to start is our workers’ compensation page on our website, which provides useful information and ways to contact us if you have questions.