Worker’s Compensation

When you are injured on the job, workers' compensation is supposed to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, permanent partial disability and potentially other benefits, depending upon your situation. Properly documenting your claim is essential, especially when it comes to providing medical evidence regarding the extent of your injuries.

Our attorneys know what insurance carriers look for when evaluating a claim and we present their lawyers with all necessary documents for them to assess the specific demands. We are committed to achieving the highest possible settlement for your injuries.

Contact Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish workers' compensation attorneys for dedicated legal representation. We are here to help you and can answer your questions during a free, initial consultation.

Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents can result in serious injuries, some of which will render you unable to return to work for your employer. Oftentimes, the most serious injuries are to your spinal column, your head/neck/brain, or result in the loss of a limb, serious burns, all of which deserve to be compensated under the workers’ compensation laws. As well, the “unseen” injuries such as occupational diseases like cancer, heart problems, and other chronic toxic exposures, can lead to the development of fatal illnesses. What should you do; how do you obtain benefits?  

Attempting to file a Claim for Compensation on your own can lead to severe frustration, delays in medical care and payment of temporary compensation benefits.  Navigating the legal landscape without the help of a lawyer could result in the loss of your benefits. Common mistakes that people make, prior to hiring a lawyer, are:

  1. Using sick leave to recover from a workplace injury when you qualify for temporary total disability (TTD) compensation

  2. Counting on your employer to file the appropriate forms on your behalf (which they need not do)

  3. Failing to respond to our demands for production of statements and other documents to help prosecute your case

  4. Failing to provide your employer with notice of your injuries within 30 days of an injury having been sustained or being told by a physician that you may have an illness or occupational disease he or she believes was sustained due to your work

  5. Failing to file the Claim for Compensation within the statute of limitations window (generally 2 years from your date of accident and injury)

  6. Neglecting to obtain future medical care for injuries that required the implantation of medical devices into your body