Why do I need a workers compensation attorney if I’m already receiving workers comp benefits?

Why do I need a workers compensation attorney if I’m already receiving workers comp benefits?

The answer:  your goals and needs are in direct conflict with the insurance company’s goals and objectives.

Let’s briefly examine this.

1.  If you’re receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you’re probably receiving medical care and/or wage benefits.  If you are receiving either of these benefits, it’s because you need them.  You only receive medical care if you need it, and you only receive wage benefits if you’re out of work.

2.  Who is paying for these benefits?  Most of the time, it is the workers’ compensation insurance company.

3.  What is your goal?  Well, obviously, it is to get as much medical care as you can in order to feel better.  It is also to receive some money while you are out of work so that you can pay your bills.

4.  What is the insurance company’s goal?  Their goal is profit.  They’re a business that exists to make money.  They are not here out of the goodness of their hearts to make sure that you do well or to help you through hard times, and they are also not here to make sure you are informed about all of your legal rights.

On the contrary, the insurance company wants to reduce and terminate your workers’ compensation benefits as soon as possible.  Even if they are paying you benefits right now, there may be additional benefits you are owed, but they’re just not telling you about it.  And sooner or later, they will do everything they can to reduce and terminate your benefits even if you still need them.

The bottom line is that your goals and needs are in direct conflict with the insurance company’s goals and objectives.

An experienced workers’ compensation attorney will watch your back and fight for you in order to ensure the insurance company plays by the rules and pays you all of the benefits you are entitled to receive under Connecticut’s workers’ compensation laws.  Your lawyer will fight with the insurance company when it goes down the road of trying to reduce or terminate your benefits when you still need them.  The insurance company knows the tricks to do this, so you should have a lawyer to watch out for those tricks and stand up for you.  Get an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to protect yourself.