Workers’ Compensation

Injuries sustained at work are typically covered through an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. If you’ve been injured on the job, we can help speed up your application process and make it more fair and more simple.

The Law Offices of Black & Older assists clients by gathering all necessary medical documentation, and will protect your rights when an employer attempts to force you back to work too early.  If your condition requires additional medical attention, our workers’ compensation attorneys will refer you to specialists for additional testing that will help prove the scope and nature of your injuries.

Workers’ Compensation and Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Black & Older represent injured workers suffering from the following:

  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Back / neck injury
  • Repetitive stress disorder
  • Amputated limbs / fingers
  • Gastro-intestinal problems
  • Psychological stress / anxiety

Third-Party Liability

If your injury occurred due to the negligence of a third-party present at your work site, such as a vehicle or machine manufacturer, we will help you recover monetary damages from them.  In cases where your injuries are extremely severe, your workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough to cover additional medical treatment. Our personal injury lawyers will investigate the accident, hire economic impact analysts to inventory your costs, and work with health care planners to determine your future health care needs.

Settling Your Case: A Few Considerations

Under workers’ compensation law, you can choose to receive a one-time payment referred to as “Compromise and Release.”  There are many factors that you must consider; we’ll explain all advantages and disadvantages and give you everything you need to make a fully informed decision.

We have the legal experience and knowledge needed to explain workers compensation, evaluate how it could impact other areas of your life, and take steps to ensure your best interests are both served and protected. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact Black & Older today.