No one goes to work in the morning with the intention of sustaining an injury. Even so, accidents can happen, and the aftermath can be severe. While the focus is on recovering from the event and, hopefully, regaining as much mobility as possible, there is the matter of how to pay the bills. That’s where seeking Workers Compensation in Vermont comes into the picture. Instead of tackling the task alone, it pays to work with an attorney. Here are some of the ways that the legal counsel can help.
Preparing the Claim
One of the things not everyone understands is that claims for Workers Compensation in Vermont undergo a rigorous evaluation. All it takes is one tiny detail to lead to a rejection. That can be a scary thing for someone who is out of work due to an injury and desperately needs the benefits in order to survive.
By working with an attorney from the beginning, it’s possible to ensure every question on the claim form is answered in full. The attorney will know what needs to be done in terms of providing supporting documentation, how to ensure every answer is correct and complete and, in general, minimize the chances of receiving a rejection.
Facing a Review Board
If something does happen and the claim is rejected, the attorney can file an appeal and request a hearing before a review board. Typically, the client is not required to be in attendance. That comes in handy for a client who now lives with limited mobility or has difficulty being out due to the development of anxiety or some other emotional illness as the result of the accident. Depending on what grounds were used for the rejection, the attorney has a good chance of stating the case of the client and securing the benefits that the individual deserves.
Don’t face the task of seeking workers compensation benefits without the help of an attorney. Contact the team at McVeigh Skiff LLP today and arrange a consultation. Doing so will take a lot of the stress out of the situation and ensure that the rights of the client are protected at all times.