Lawyers Who Specialize in Workers' Compensation
Montana employees are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in the event of a work-related injury or illness. The workers' compensation lawyers at Murphy Law Firm in Great Falls, MT, can assist employees with their claims, as well as those facing a denial or termination of benefits. Our experienced attorneys can help ensure that you receive the financial support you need to cope with the effects of a disabling accident or work-related illness. If you have been hurt on the job, contact our law firm today and schedule your free consultation.
About Workers’ Compensation
Federal and State law mandates employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance for injured employees. Common injuries include brain injuries, vision loss, and severe burns. Workers’ compensation benefits take care of medical treatments and offset wage loss while an employee is recovering. If an employee is killed while performing work-related duties, the employee's family may qualify for death benefits.
Workers’ compensation benefits are intended for any employee who experiences a work-related injury or illness, regardless of who is at fault. Workers who are severely injured may qualify for temporary partial disability (TPD) or temporary total disability (TTD) payments. These benefits offset lost wages while the employee remains unable to work or works in modified or alternative employment. Workers who suffer a permanent disability can receive permanent financial relief, either permanent partial disability (PPD) or permanent total disability (PTD).
The workers compensation system is complex, and insurance companies have powerful resources designed to save them money at your expense. Seeking legal help will make a big difference in your financial outcome.
Montana law designates caps on the amount of workers' compensation disability income you can receive. If you are injured, you may receive 66 2/3 percent of your current wages in weekly compensation, not to exceed a set maximum rate, which increases periodically. If you are partially disabled, you receive the difference between your normal weekly 40-hour wage and the money you earn in modified or alternative employment.
Montana law also provides protection to employers in that employees receiving workers’ compensation benefits forfeit the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against their employer.
Denial or Termination of Benefits
The workers’ compensation system is complex. Sometimes, an employer or insurer disputes or denies an employee’s claim, or an employee is asked to return to work sooner than they should. In cases such as these, employees can file an appeal with the state. If your claim was denied, or you believe you are being treated unfairly, you have the right to assistance from an attorney at any stage of the claim. In addition, if you wish to return to work but you face discrimination because of a disability, a qualified lawyer can protect and defend your rights.
Why Choose Murphy Law Firm?
Our firm has been instrumental in successfully litigating cases and overturning statutes to protect injured workers and provide workers and their families with the full benefits available under the law. Our lawyers consistently rank among the highest grossing workers’ compensation attorneys in the Montana system. We win the most compensation for our clients for several reasons.
We are highly experienced trial lawyers, with an extensive personal injury background. We thoroughly understand the workers' compensation system, the laws, and the judges that decide the cases. We know how to effectively strategize and present compelling evidence to control our client's outcome.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you need assistance with a workers’ compensation case, the skilled attorneys at Murphy Law Firm can help you with the initial workers’ compensation claims process, provide representation for an agency appeal, or argue your case in court. Contact our law firm today to schedule your free, personal consultation.