Salt Lake City Workers' Compensation Attorney
Protecting Injured Employees
Was your workers' compensation claim denied? You have a limited amount of time to appeal the decision, so it is a good idea to contact an attorney as soon as you receive the denial. While you are not required to work with an attorney, your employer's insurance carrier will have lawyers working on your claim. Obtaining representation can help to level the playing field.
Stavros Law, P.C., provides representation for individuals against the state when their workers' comp claims are unlawfully denied. In addition, we represent employees who suffer workplace discrimination or retaliation for filing workers' compensation claims. You can rely on our experience with Utah employment law as well as our dedication to clients. To schedule a free consultation, please call 801-428-0719 or contact us online.
Denials and Discrimination
Workers' compensation functions as an injured worker's exclusive remedy for workplace injuries. This means you cannot sue your employer directly for an on-the-job injury. If a negligent third party was responsible for your injury, however, you may be able to file a separate injury lawsuit.
If you are eligible for workers' compensation, you can receive up to two-thirds of your weekly pay, complete medical coverage, additional compensation for certain injuries or amputations, and vocational training, when necessary. Receiving workers' comp benefits is critical to an injured worker's well-being. Many people need an attorney's help to get the benefits they are entitled to receive, however. Our firm can help you if your valid claim has been denied.
Federal and state laws protect public and private sector employees who file for workers' compensation from employer retaliation. You cannot be disciplined, discriminated against or fired for filing workers' compensation, or for reporting a work injury. Many workers do not report injuries for fear of losing their jobs because they do not know their rights as employees. Speak with our attorney about your rights today.
Salt Lake City Workers' Compensation Lawyer
For a free consultation, please call our office at 801-428-0719.