Whitefish Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
No one asks to get hurt at work. And if you are injured, it is nothing to be ashamed of. But you do need to understand your rights under the Montana Workers’ Compensation Act.
The workers’ compensation laws can be confusing. A Whitefish workers’ compensation lawyer can help you navigate the system so that you get the maximum benefit available to you under the statutes.
An experienced attorney with the knowledge of both the law and the insurance adjusters can increase your chance of getting a fair and equitable settlement.
Types of Employment
Every employer in the state of Montana is required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance on their employees. Some types of employment have higher risks. For example, construction workers and roofers are more likely to suffer serious injuries than office workers.
But regardless of the type of employment you have, if you suffer an injury while doing your job, a claim for compensation or First Report of Injury can be filed to start the claim process.
Every employer must post a notice to their employees that they have proper workers’ compensation coverage. The notice is a poster and is required to be posted in a common area where employees are most likely to see, such as a break room or locker room. The notice includes the name and contact information for the insurance company providing coverage.
Each year, the poster should be replaced when a new policy is issued. If you haven’t seen the notice or are no longer employed at the same place, you can contact the Montana Department of Labor and Industry to find out the name of your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer.
Any type of injury which requires medical treatment should be reported and claimed even if you don’t miss time from work. You only have 30 days to report an injury.
If you are not sure whether you were actually hurt, you should still try and go to the doctor to find out. If you don’t report your claim within 30 days, you could lose your rights to pursue a claim.
Your claim may be denied entirely. If so, you should contact a Whitefish workers’ compensation lawyer immediately.
According the Montana Department of Labor and Industry’s latest study, approximately 38% of claims are denied. A Whitefish workers’ compensation attorney can help you get the denial reversed or settle your claim on a disputed basis.
At Montana Work Comp Solutions, we work to make sure you receive your temporary total disability, permanent total disability, permanent partial disability, and temporary partial benefits on time. We use our experience as workers’ compensation lawyers to make sure you receive the proper disability rate and that your medical benefits are authorized.
Whitefish is the home of the primary office of Montana Work Comp Solutions. Located at 317 Central Avenue, Suite 201B, Montana Work Comp Solutions provides legal representation to the area’s injured workers.
We also support local causes such as the Whitefish Athletic Booster Club and Whitefish Band Boosters. We support local businesses by promoting them at our website dedicated to the communities where our clients live. Montana Work Comp Solutions also awards a “Next Step” Scholarship to a Whitefish High School senior each year.
That being said, we ask you to give us a call today at 888-779-1898 for a free initial consultation or submit a free case evaluation form online. We are available 24/7 to discuss any concerns that you may have, so there is no reason why you should wait any longer to get in touch with a Whitefish workers’ compensation attorney at our firm.