Scottsbluff Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Knowledgeable attorney assists Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado employees with collecting full benefits
Getting hurt at work can lead to long-term physical and financial problems. Workers’ compensation protection exists, but without an aggressive attorney, you might not receive the benefits you are entitled to. At Monte L. Neilan, Attorney at Law in Scottsbluff, we are assertive advocates for Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado workers’ compensation claimants. With two decades of legal experience, Scottsbulff workers compensation attorney Monte L. Neilan understands how to obtain payment for clients even when employers and insurers try to evade their legal responsibility. Our firm handles all types of initial filings and appeals and works diligently to secure an outcome that addresses your needs.
Proven advocate pursues benefits for individuals hurt on the job
Once you get hurt on the job or suspect that you’ve contracted a work-related illness, you should contact your employer immediately. Each state has its own workers’ compensation system and rules, so a skillful attorney can guide you through the necessary procedural steps. Whether you are in Nebraska, Wyoming or Colorado, we will press to obtain workers’ compensation benefits such as:
- Medical costs — Reasonable medical costs arising from job-related conditions are covered whether or not the employer bears any fault for the incident. If a question is raised about whether an injury occurred on the job, we will gather the necessary evidence to present your side.
- Lost wages — Claimants are entitled to two-thirds of their average weekly wage, up to a maximum amount set by each state, for the time they’re unable to work.
- Rehabilitation expenses — If you require occupational therapy or some other type of rehab treatment to resume your employment, these services are covered under workers’ compensation benefits. Related costs such as medications and travel expenses to and from appointments are also covered.
Starting with a free initial consultation, we will outline your legal options and help you determine whether periodic benefits or a lump-sum settlement serves your best interests.
Dedicated firm seeks permanent disability and wrongful death payments
On top of the temporary benefits that people usually associate with workers’ compensation relief, our firm can also help you obtain payment for other types of harm. Once maximum medical improvement is reached, we can seek permanent disability compensation for partial or total impairments that remain. In some cases, a personal injury action might also be available to workers whose injury was caused by the negligence of a third party. For example, if you’re hurt in an accident while driving for your job, you might be able to collect damages against the other driver that are not awarded under the workers’ compensation system, such as payment for pain and suffering. When someone dies due to a job-related injury or illness, our firm’s wrongful death attorneys will apply for benefits that are authorized under your state’s law.
Contact a skillful Nebraska workers’ compensation attorney for a free initial consultation
Monte L. Neilan, Attorney at Law represents Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming clients in workers’ compensation proceedings as well as other legal matters. Please call 308-633-3600 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.