Dealing with an injury is never easy, especially if you sustained that injury while on the job. Work-related injuries can be as complicated as they are painful, which is why it is important to have an experienced lawyer by your side.
Workers’ compensation insurance is meant to help you if you are ever injured at work or by your work, and if that insurance fails to provide you with the compensation you need while recovering, you must take action promptly. Between medical bills and loss of wages, suffering a work-related injury can be extremely costly, which is why you need to start your case off strong by working with our workers’ compensation attorney, Phillip Shell.
Why Choose Our Firm?
At Pearson Butler, we have more than 60 committed professionals who care deeply about helping our clients achieve favorable outcomes, whatever they’re up against. We know how stressful work-related injury cases can be, and we are here to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. Our firm focuses heavily on collaboration and personalization so you can always count on receiving one-on-one attention from our experienced attorneys. Our consultation is free, and the information is priceless.
CALL (800) 265-2314 TODAY TO SCHEDULE A CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION WITH OUR UTAH WORKERS’ COMP LAWYERS.
Trust Attorney Phillip Shell With Your Case
Attorney Phillip Shell (just call him Phil) has been working on workers’ compensation cases since 1982, and during his 35+ years of practice, he’s recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured and ill workers. He is a well-regarded attorney in his field and Attorney Shell has done much for his community. During one particularly defining moment in his career, Phil helped change Utah law for the better, resulting in a successful workers’ comp payout of roughly 12 million to the elderly.
You will want Phil in your corner. Whatever you’re dealing with, no matter how complex or challenging your case may seem, Attorney Phil Shell has the knowledge and skill necessary to help you. He handles each case with a personalized approach, so you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive a customized legal plan that works best for your workers’ compensation issues. Attorney Shell has successfully resolved hundreds of workers’ compensation cases, and he regularly speaks at seminars among his peers.
If you want to work with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney with a record of success and a winning personalized approach, give Attorney Phil a call at (800) 265-2314. And, don’t forget to ask about his banjo, which he always keeps behind his desk.
Do I Have a Workers’ Comp Case?
Nearly every private and governmental employer in Utah is required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, which means you should be entitled to compensation for any on-the-job injuries you sustain. Now, how exactly do you categorize an injury as “work-related?” Essentially, it depends on whether or not you were “on the clock” or on the premises at the time you were injured. Even if you weren’t at work when the incident took place, you could still receive benefits if you were doing something to benefit the employer when you were injured.
If, for example, you’re injured while walking through your office building during business hours, you could be eligible to receive workers’ comp. Likewise, a construction worker driving from one work site to another could also receive compensation if he or she was in an accident. Although a person wasn’t at work at the time of the accident, he or she was still “working,” and should still be covered for workers’ compensation benefits. This includes medical expenses, 2/3 of wages for time off from work for recovery, and additional money for permanent restriction. Injured workers who can never return to work may be able to obtain a disability pension in addition to possible Social Security Disability benefits.
By law, your workers’ compensation coverage should kick in as soon as you begin working or training, so you should never have to worry about whether or not you’re entitled to essential benefits if injured at or by your work. Also, the reason for the incident will usually not play a major role in whether or not you receive compensation. Even if your employer claims that the incident was your fault, you should still receive benefits. Because workers’ comp benefits operate on a no-fault system, you won’t be held liable unless you intentionally harmed yourself at work. Be it your fault, the employer’s fault or no one’s fault, you are still covered.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you were injured at work and you think you have a workers’ compensation case, make sure you take action promptly. After an accident, you have only 180 days to report the injury to your employer, otherwise, you could lose your right to claim benefits, and it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, letting the doctor know that you were injured on the job. Luckily, our attorneys are here to answer questions and help you with your entire Utah workers’ comp case at any point from start to finish. Our team specializes in cases involving Utah compensation laws, and we are well versed in Labor Commission issues. Whether you’re suffering from a permanent or partial disability, we can assess your case, determine your potential benefits, and submit the necessary medical bills before the deadline. We can work with you to ensure your claim is filed and adjusted correctly, and we can negotiate on your behalf to obtain maximum recompense to help pay for the expense and inconvenience of your injury.
Let Pearson Butler Help You
Are you ready to get started? Let our lawyers help with your claim. We have more than 30 dedicated attorneys at our firm and we know precisely what to do to help you seek maximum compensation after an accident.
CONTACT PEARSON BUTLER TODAY TO SPEAK WITH OUR UTAH WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS. If you even just have questions, call us. The call is free, the information is priceless.