Have you been hurt at work?
If you have been hurt on the job, you need someone to help you recover and look after your best interest. Your injury may keep you from working. Workers’ Compensation Law allows workers who get hurt in work-related accidents to receive compensation for their medical bills and lost wages. Most employers are required to purchase workers compensation insurance to cover employees in the event of an injury. As long as the employee suffered a type of work-related injury covered by the Workers Compensation Act, he or she can make a claim and receive compensation.
The law may be complicated and difficult to understand. The law requires employees to immediately notify their employers and provides a short window of time to make a claim. Some employers try to discourage workers from filing a Worker’s Compensation claim, but do not delay. Insurance companies deny many claims if the employee delays reporting and filing a claim. Employers cannot legally fire you for making a Workers’ Compensation Claim. Instead of taking this risk, consult an experienced attorney.
The Law Offices of Stefan R. Latorre can help you through this process and make sure you receive the medical treatment and compensation you deserve. We offer a free initial consultation and you will pay no legal fees until we recover a compensation for you.
Why do you need an attorney?
There is a complex legal process involved in making a claim for a workers’ compensation case. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure you get the medical treatment you need and obtain the best possible settlement. Insurance companies have experienced adjusters and attorneys that will attempt to resolve claims for their benefit. Without an attorney you may end up with less than you deserve. For this reason, you should also have an experienced attorney representing you and ensuring you obtain the best settlement for your case. An experience attorney can also review your case and inform you whether you might have a claim against someone other than your employer. In addition, if you are concerned with discrimination because of a workers’ compensation claim, an attorney can protect your rights and make sure your employer is complying with the law.
If you have been injured at work, time is of the essence! The longer you wait to make your claim, the more likely the insurance company will deny it causing further delay in obtaining your compensation or medical treatment.
At The Law Offices of Stefan R. Latorre we are committed to helping injured people. Our team of experienced and dedicated personal injury attorneys and legal professionals has helped thousands of injured people and their families throughout the Carolinas and Florida.
We understand the legal system and how insurance companies operate. We work diligently to obtain acceptance of a claim so our clients can receive medical attention and disability checks throughout their recovery and often until settlement of the claim. We pride ourselves if providing aggressive legal representation in order to obtain the best results and compensation for our clients.
We do not believe that a person’s wealth, education, or legal status should have anything to do with their right to justice. We offer a free initial consultation and we charge no legal fees until we recover a compensation for you.
Stefan Latorre has successfully argued many cases, but he is most proud of two precedent setting cases. In the case of Francisco Ruiz v. Belk Masonry, the North Carolina Court of Appeals established the right to workers’ compensation benefits for injured workers regardless of their immigration status. Prior to this case, undocumented workers were routinely denied workers’ compensation benefits solely because of their lack of legal status. This case seminal case, made it possible for all injured undocumented workers to receive workers’ compensation benefits in North Carolina.
Mr. Latorre also successfully argued the case of Vicente Acosta v. Edwin Painting, where the Industrial Commission in a case of first impression determined that an injured worker who was not fluent in the English language was entitled to an interpreter for all medical appointments. Prior to this case, insurance companies refused to provide interpreters for some medical appointments, thus depriving them of the ability to communicate with their doctors and obtain proper medical treatment.
Please call us toll free for a free consultation at 1.800.966.6769. We can meet with you at any of our office locations or we can visit you at your home or hospital.