If you are injured at work in the Tacoma area, you need a local attorney who can help you recover the damages that you deserve. Some work injuries appear minor at first, but can ultimately affect your ability to make a living. Work-related injuries are governed by workers compensation laws, which can be very complex, and failing to meet your responsibilities could result in a denial of coverage. What you do in the hours and days immediately following your injury is crucial, yet your focus needs to be on resting and healing your injuries, not dealing with the stress of making sure everything is properly filed.
You need an experienced work injury lawyer in Tacoma who is sympathetic and committed to ensuring a fair and reasonable settlement. Bryan Stubbs, Attorney at Law, has the knowledge, skills, experience, and dedication to get every dollar you deserve. Your initial consultation is entirely free.
An attorney is not necessary for every single work injury. If you have only a minor injury with little or no loss of wages, and your employer is helpful and cooperative, you might not need an attorney at all. However, some injuries are more severe than they first appear, and some can lead to chronic pain or weakness in the injured part of the body. Before closing out your claim, consult with a medical professional to ensure that you will fully heal with no lingering effects.
Work injuries happen every day, and those who work in workers compensation are deeply familiar with the relevant laws. For the injured worker, however, the injury is a rare occurrence, and the entire process is foreign and confusing. This creates an imbalance of power in which your employer and his or her insurance company hold all the cards.
An experienced work injury attorney removes the imbalance. Your attorney knows the law, the common ploys that employers and insurers use to lower the dollar amount of damages, and the factors that could increase the damages to which you are legally entitled.
You need to do a few things immediately after you are injured at work, even before you hire an attorney. The first step is to request first aid at your workplace. Ask for it to be clearly noted that you were injured at work and are receiving first aid for that injury. Provide a clear, factual description of what happened. Note the date and time, and the names of anyone who saw the accident. Next, see a doctor, who will help you begin the process of filing a claim. Tell your employer as soon as possible about the incident and the upcoming claim.
Call us as soon as you can. We will help you with the paperwork process, finding and interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and all the other steps that will build your case. We have the expertise to help you decide whether a settlement offer is fair and reasonable, and can take your case all the way to a court trial if needed.
While the majority of Tacoma employees are covered by workers compensation insurance, about a third of Washington employers are self insured. While your rights under the law are exactly the same, you will work directly with your employer or her designated representative. As your employer is paying the bills out of pocket, you might experience additional difficulties when filing and proving your claim.
Some employers mean well, but have little or no experience with the complex process of fulfilling workers compensation claims. Others are committed to spending as little money as possible, and will fight every step of the way. A good work injury attorney has a deep knowledge and understanding of the relevant laws, and will hold a self insured employer to the same high standards as one who participates in workers compensation insurance.
The law offices of Bryan Stubbs, Attorney at Law, have been serving the residents of Tacoma and the surrounding area for more than 50 years. We have the necessary experience to guide you through the maze of legalities to get you the best settlement possible. Leave it all up to us and focus your attention on recuperating.
We’re located in downtown Tacoma in the Chamber of Commerce building on the corner of 11th and Pacific Avenue. Our offices are conveniently accessible by bus from locations throughout the Puget Sound area.
Make sure you get the legal representation and the compensation that you deserve. Leave the worries to us, while you enjoy the peace of mind you need to get better. Call Bryan Stubbs, Attorney at Law, at (253) 383-5891, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, for your free initial consultation.