In Arkansas, we have a lot of family owned companies. Whether they’ve been around for generations or recently incorporated, these homegrown businesses are a big part of what makes our state one of the greatest in the south. Working for such a company often feels like working for yourself. You’re probably on a first name basis with the owners, know each other’s families, and invest in each other’s lives outside of work. So when a workplace accident occurs, the impact can be felt throughout the company.
Of course the owners want to do right by you and your family, but their arms may be tied. The insurance company that handles their workers’ compensation claims can dictate the level of benefits you and your family receive. If it’s not nearly enough for you to get by, there’s not much your employer can do to change it. That’s why it’s always important to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney before signing anything from the insurance company.
We understand that speaking with an attorney can feel like you’re betraying your employer, but you’re not. Your employer can’t demand that their insurance company do right by their employees, but a workers’ compensation attorney can.
If you’ve been injured on the job, contact our Arkansas workers’ compensation attorneys today for a free consultation. We’re ready to help you get the workers’ comp benefits your family needs so you can put this accident behind you.