In a study recently released by the State Department of Labor And Industries, there were over 81,000 workers compensation claims filed in the United States in 2011. The injuries sustained created a total combined cost of over $525 MILLION, with an average "per case" cost of $641,000 per injury.
Admittedly, these figures are not the same for every injury, as the severity of each incident did vary - however, it's important to note that despite the continued push by our governments and health-safety offices, workers are getting injured on the job much too often.
If you or someone you love has been injured while engaged in the duties of your job, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. However, if you have been denied workers' compensation when you are in fact qualified for them, it is important that you speak with a Mobile workers compensation attorney.
At the Citrin Law Firm, can help you understand your rights, whether you have a valid claim and what should be the appropriate benefits given to you.
To find out more, simply fill out the form to the right, for your FREE case review.
It's an unfortunate fact to acknowledge, but there are often instances when workers that have been genuinely injured while working are denied workers compensation by thier employer or their insurance company.
Rather than carrying workers' compensation insurance, some employers are self-insured or they have other insurance which may cover accidents and injuries in the workplace, which can complicate the process of obtaining workers compensation - to the point where many injury victims wil ljust give up.
Here at Citrin Law, our attorneys have the experience and resources to represent you in a valid claim for the amount of financial compensation you are entitled to, even if your employer does not carry worker's compensation insurance - or when they are fighting to deny your claim.
We have detailed knowledge of the workers compensation laws here in Alabama, and can apply this knowlege on your behalf to help obtain your benefits. This extends not only to workers compensation or related claims, but to any third party claims which may be filed for you.
If you have suffered any of the following while on the job, you may be entitled to compensation:
It's important to note that in most compensation claims, the insurance company will send out a representative to assess the situation and determine if you are eligible to receive benefits. It cannot be stressed enough that these investigators are NOT your friend.
They are trained to obtain information from you when you are most vulerable, so that they can use it against you in a court of law.
By hiring the services of a skilled attorney, any questions and inquiries from these people can be diverted to your lawyer, to let them talk on your behalf. Not only does this take the stress out of the situation, but it enables injury victims to focus on getting healthy - knowing that your legal team has your best interests at heart.
YES! At Citrin Law we have a strongly held belief that everyone should be entitled to competant legal guidance and advice. WIth this in mind, we proudly work on a contingency-fee basis. What this means is that we will not charge you for our fees or services unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you.
To make it even easier, we will review your case as soon as you contact us, and determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit or not - FREE OF CHARGE.
We all spend a large percentage of our time working. If you have been injured at work, it is important to know what options you have for compensation, especially if your employer has workers' compensation insurance and yet your claim was denied.
There can be various reasons for a denial, starting with the question of whether the claim was filed properly or if the injury was work-related. Correct documentation and investigation of your claim is important for filing and obtaining benefits successfully.
With over 50 years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge and resources to understand the complex workers compensation laws that exist here in Alabama, and will fight for the MAXIMUM benefits that you may be entitled to.
We service both Baldwin and Mobile counties, along with areas of the Florida panhandle, coastal Alabama and the Mississippi Gulf coast.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Alabama workers who were injured on-the-job, complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page or contact us on 855-248-7465.