Ways Your Employer Can Exploit You in a Workers’ Compensation Case

If you have sustained an on-the-job injury, you are entitled to compensation and benefits for your loss. The benefits can be monetary and medical terms, however, securing a viable compensation is not as easy as one thinks. Different physical and mental injuries can happen during your work, and it is important to step forward in making sure your needs are met and rights fulfilled. Some employees spend a significant amount out of work and getting treatment for their injuries, which can result in loss of earnings. Workers’ compensation can often assist to offset the monetary loss, as well as cover medical expenses.

In this case, one is required to hire a workers’ comp attorney, who specializes in this particular area of legal practice. Mark V. Larson is a well known attorney, who holds a supreme reputation in California. Mark is associated with Larson, Larson, & Dauer law firm and so far in his career, he has managed to recover millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. Mark is a self-motivated and committed professional, someone who leads by the agenda of giving back to the community and playing his integral role in helping those who are in need and especially those who are downplayed by capitalist organizations. For his legal prowess, Mark has received many awards in his field, including more recent awards of Top 40 under 40 by the American Academy of Attorneys, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. 

Meanwhile, during a workers’ compensation case, often times individuals are manipulated by their employers. The latter are operating with greater resources and expertise in handling these cases than a mere individual seeking financial compensation. For an individual, it is important to be wary of all ways your employer can let you down:

Hire a Private Investigator – In a case, if you suffer from a condition that could potentially be attributed to the workplace and you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, but your employer does not believe you, your employer may hire a legal PI who would keep an eye on your day-to-day activities. He or she is hired to scrutinize any discrepancies in what you have reported that you can do, to a doctor, and what you are actually able to do.

Insurance company – Insurance companies specialize in keeping their lucrative clients – in this case, your employer – pleased and if you are going against them, they will try everything to defeat you. In workers’ compensation, a competitive insurance company would be preparing a case to make sure you get the least settlement and your employer gets the better of the deal, eventually. No insurance giant is vocal about it and it is actually considered as an underground practice.

Backdoor settlement – Your employer may lure you into a backdoor settlement by presenting any sort of case or facts before you, which could convince you to take a nominal amount of money to resolve your case. It is important to stay strong and to not settle early. The mental exhaustion, busy schedules, and appointments in your cases can really weigh you down. In order to salvage some immediate escape, many individuals actually agree to a backdoor settlement offered by their employers. The compensated amount may likely shortfall than what you actually deserve.

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