Dedicated Billings Law Firm Helps Injured Workers Obtain Benefits
Experienced Montana attorney handles workplace injury claims
Getting injured or contracting an illness on the job can take you away from reliable income and create financial hardship. Employees can mitigate theses consequences by accessing workers’ compensation benefits during recovery. At Joe Frick Law, PLLC in Billings, we have been assisting employees throughout Montana with workers’ compensation claims and related issues since 2013. Whether you need to collect lost wages, appeal a denial of coverage or request survivor’s benefits for family members of a deceased worker, we are committed to building the strongest possible case and keeping you informed throughout the process.
Knowledgeable lawyer pursues benefits for injured workers
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover lost pay and medical expenses and are available regardless of fault. There are, however, guidelines you must follow to qualify for benefits, such as informing your employer of an accident within 30 days and filing a claim with the insurance provider within one year. However, even if you meet these deadlines, your claim may still be denied. Having an attorney represent your interests during the appeals process, which occurs before a special Workers’ Compensation Court, is crucial to presenting the strongest possible argument. You risk losing benefits if you do not take action, and we are here to help you understand how the law applies to your case.
Committed legal representative fights for your rights
Montana law requires that injured workers approved for workers’ compensation benefits receive two-thirds of their average weekly income, up to a limit set by the state (currently $819/week). How much you are paid depends upon whether or not you are permanently disabled as well as if the disability is partial or total. For example, the maximum weekly payment for someone who is on permanent partial disability is $409.50. Getting the money you need to supplement lost income is imperative, and we will work to see that the proper disability designation is applied to your case and that the benefit amount is correctly calculated.\
Accomplished law firm gets you the rehabilitation support needed to return to work
Depending upon the extent of your injury and the type of work you perform, returning to the same position may not be possible. Workers’ compensation coverage includes rehabilitation services for those with permanent disabilities so they may get retrained to work in another field. Certain requirements must be met to qualify, and we know what doctors and insurance companies expect to see before they will approve this service.
Diligent counselor assists family with death benefits
Unfortunately, some workers die from their injuries, and their family is often left with substantial bills and a deep sense of loss. Workers’ compensation policies in Montana offer death benefits to immediate family members who relied on the deceased for financial support. The benefit is similar to the wage replacement given to workers on total temporary disability, subject to the same legal limit. Qualifying and determining which family members are entitled to death benefits can be complicated, and we will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.
Contact a reliable Montana workers’ compensation for a free consultation
At Joe Frick Law, PLLC in Billings, we represent employees in workers’ compensation claims throughout Montana. Call 406-272-4493 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Billings office.