Attorney Brenda Moses discusses workers’ compensation from your employer’s perspective.
Your employer doesn’t have to help you, and the insurance carrier probably won’t. The insurance carrier is a for profit company reporting back to shareholders, and their job is to pay as little as possible on a case. The interests of the insurance carrier are against you. Your employer might try to help you, but they don’t have to. In workers’ compensation, you have to help yourself, which is hard to do because there are so many legal requirements that you have to meet, and it is hard to meet them when nobody tells you what they are. This is an important reason why you should meet with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney right after your work injury – to make sure that you are getting all of the benefits that you deserve.