Workers injured on the job may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits from their employer’s insurance provider. The Law Offices of Fink & Hayes assist clients in preparing and filing the necessary papers.
While your employer’s insurer will require you to be examined by their doctor, we employ a nurse to accompany you and ensure the exam is conducted appropriately and not as a formality. We also hire an independent medical doctor to review your condition and the examining doctor’s conclusions to determine if an adequate examination was performed. We accompany you through every phase of your workers’ compensation application and steadfastly protect your rights.
We represent clients in workers’ compensation cases involving the following kinds of work-related injuries:
Sometimes an injury leads to disability, especially in neck and back injury cases. As your legal representatives we can refer your case to a disability lawyer who will help you file for Social Security Disability benefits. On our end, we will continue to work through your workers’ compensation application and prepare your appeal as necessary. Our office will undertake whatever measures are necessary to make sure you have the assistance you need while your disability application is being completed.
One of our attorneys is a former Teamster’s union member, bringing a unique perspective to workplace accidents and issues. Understanding that employers sometimes cut corners to save time and money, we identify workplace conditions that contribute to accidents. Whether it’s ignoring OSHA regulations, denying employee breaks, or neglecting to properly maintain machinery, we expose dangers and hazards that injure our clients.
Your rights under your collective bargaining agreement may be affected by your workers’ compensation claim. We have successfully litigated cases against large employers on behalf of union employees including General Motors, US Airways, United Parcel Service, Yellow Freight, Uniroyal Tire Co, and USF Holland.
If you are unsure of what steps to take, contact the Law Offices of Fink & Hayes today and schedule a free consultation. We will help expedite the process and make sure your rights are protected.