A workers comp scenario begins when a worker gets hurt on the job. Whether it’s a slip and fall case, injury from machinery or exposure to harmful products, an employer is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of employees while on the job. When an employer neglects safety or decides to challenge an employee on compensation is the moment a workers’ compensation dispute arises.
What should you do during a dispute?
- First, consult with your employer and determine where they stand concerning the dispute. If they are not willing to provide proper compensation, then you need to file a claim and hire an attorney.
- If your employer is willing to negotiate, make sure you do not negotiate for less than you need to recover from your injury. An employer may negotiate with you, but on their terms, which are for less compensation.
- If your employer is not willing to negotiate or negotiations are not adequate, then you need to hire a workers’ compensation attorney for your case. An attorney will help you substantiate and submit a claim, and represent you in the case of a lawsuit.
Most employers are not willing to carry out a lawsuit, as it is lengthy and costly for both parties involved. Once an employer notices an attorney working against them, they will budge and provide the necessary amount of compensation. If they do not, then a lawsuit will be pursued.
Once a claim has been settled, do not forget to contact your attorney if you have further disputes once you return to work. For example, an employer may antagonize you once you return and berate you concerning the dispute. You don’t deserve harsh treatment upon returning to work and an attorney can help you as you return.
If you’re experiencing a workers’ comp dispute in Oklahoma, the attorneys here at Johnson & Biscone are ready to work with you for resolution. Our attorneys will represent you with dignity and class, and guarantee the amount of compensation you need to get back on your feet.
We are trusted Oklahoma workers’ compensation attorneys and we will fight diligently to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve. For your first free consultation, please contact us at (405) 232-6490.