Why Hire an Attorney Who Specializes in Employee’s Rights

scaffolding at construction siteWorkers’ compensation is a right for any employee who has been injured on the job. However, it can be a battle to get the recovery you need and deserve. Even when an employer acknowledges the claim, the settlement offer might not be enough to cover all medical expenses and lost wages. Furthermore, the injury may be severe enough to reduce an employee’s functioning or prevent them from returning to work at all.

Some workers feel apprehensive when they file a claim because they worry about retaliation from their company. Their employer may not believe the claim is legitimate or wrongly accuse the worker of drug or alcohol intoxication at the time of injury. The employer may even respond by cutting the worker’s hours, reducing their pay, or demoting them. Such methods of retaliation are to intimidate a worker and possibly compel them to quit. Not all employers operate this way, but you should never assume such intimidation cannot happen to you. Your boss is never justified in using retaliation to punish you for filing a workers’ comp claim.

Some employers take advantage of workers who don’t know their rights or lack knowledge of labor law. Filing a workers’ comp claim often requires the expertise of a workplace injury attorney who has experience with the law and understands how it affects you. If you are dealing with employer resistance or retaliation, your lawyer should know how to prepare and present medical evidence and other documentation that validate your claim. They also know how to estimate what your case is worth and determine whether a settlement offer is fair.

You have rights, and the law is there to protect you. At CTBC, we have helped thousands of individuals in the Greater Cincinnati area fight workers’ comp retaliation. We specialize in employees’ rights, and we can help you if you face intimidation at work. If you talk with us, we can let you know the full extent of the laws that our forebears fought hard to establish. As with regulations that enforce the length of the workday, holiday pay, weekends, and restrictions on child labor, there are laws to protect employees like you in these types of lawsuits.

Worried About the Cost of Hiring a Work Injury Lawyer?

Suppose you’re worried that you can’t afford a work injury attorney. There’s no need to be. Most lawyers who take workers’ comp cases work on a contingency basis. This means they only get paid if you win your case, taking a fixed percentage of your settlement, only doing so after you get paid in many cases. Hiring an attorney increases your chances of winning your case, and you are more likely to win a significantly higher settlement than if you go on your own. Therefore, the cost of hiring one is often worth it.

Also, keep in mind that initial consultations are usually free, and they give you the chance to learn about your options and anticipate potential problems with your claim. At CTBC, we will take on your case only if we believe you deserve to win. If we agree to represent you, that means we have confidence that you will win your lawsuit and get the compensation to which you are entitled.

Legal Expertise at Your Side

In a worker’s comp claim, your employer will hire a worker’s compensation attorney to advocate for their side. You also have the right to legal representation. Having a work injury lawyer in your corner helps even the playing field, giving you more power within the legal system and ensuring a fair fight.

If you have a worker’s comp claim, contact Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., today by calling 513.721.6500 or sending us a message for a free initial consultation and learn about your options.  Our lawyers have been practicing work accident law in Cincinnati and southwest Ohio since 1988.