Thousands of people are injured on the job every year. A recent story in the Washington Post tells the story of a Sports reporter who was severely wounded while interviewing.
The article illustrates some of the difficulties injured people face when they make claims and why it’s crucial to get a lawyer when you’ve been injured.
Lindsay Simpson, a talented up-and-coming reporter, was at a stadium preparing for an interview when a piece of metal unexpectedly fell and hit her head. She was seriously injured as a result.
Simpson suffered a traumatic brain injury that profoundly affected her life. Due to the injury, she filed a worker’s compensation claim. “Workers compensation” insurance applies when people become injured on the job. Because Simpson was working, she could file a worker’s compensation claim.
Unfortunately, insurance companies providing Worker’ Compensation coverage often don’t treat injured employees fairly. For example, the insurance company hired a doctor who denied that Simpson was struck in the head with a piece of metal.
No one should be disputing that Simpson was hit in the head by a piece of metal and injured. But unfortunately, insurance companies can hire experts who will say just about anything to help the insurance company avoid paying fair (or any) compensation.
As a Personal Injury Lawyer, I’ve experienced similar circumstances. A client (who will remain anonymous) was hurt on the job and filed a worker’s compensation claim. Several doctors, including doctors hired by the insurance company, concluded in good faith that he needed cervical spine surgery.
The insurance company then hired another doctor, who was well known to be a captive of the insurance industry. The doctor said my client didn’t need neck surgery. This was an absurd, medically indefensible position, but the insurance company didn’t care.
I understand and recognize the games insurance companies play. However, I don’t put up with it.
In the end, I successfully obtained a substantial financial recovery for my client.
If you’ve been injured on the job, immediately seek the necessary medical treatment and contact an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer. The Leader Law Firm offers free case consultations. Contact us to schedule a consultation at (520) 575-9040.