A work injury or work-related illness, in addition to causing a great deal of physical pain and emotional distress, can result in financial uncertainty. Injured workers struggle through serious work injuries to meet rent, utilities, and other monthly expenses. In some cases, injured workers are unable to work at all, and struggle to pay basic living expenses and injury-related medical expenses. The workers’ compensation system was designed to prevent these scenarios and compensate workers for their work injuries.
While the workers’ compensation system provides wage loss, medical, pharmacy, and other benefits to workers who are injured on the job, insurance companies often delay benefit payments, discount benefits owed, or deny claims altogether. The attorneys at Ribstein & Hogan Law Firm can help ensure you receive the full value of benefits you are entitled to. Our attorneys have successfully handled workers’ compensation claims on behalf of injured workers throughout South Dakota – from pre-litigation negotiation with insurance companies through appeals to the South Dakota Supreme Court.
Often, workers do not pursue claims because they mistakenly believe their injuries are not severe enough or are ineligible for compensation based on prior injuries or medical treatment. However, our attorneys have handled numerous injuries ranging in severity from sprains/strains to traumatic brain injuries and death, many of which involved a complicated medical history. If you have any questions about your injury or the workers’ compensation process, Ribstein & Hogan Law Firm encourages you to contact our office for a free consultation.
The attorneys at Ribstein & Hogan Law Firm are experienced, compassionate, and responsive professionals here to help guide you through the workers’ compensation system. Ribstein & Hogan Law Firm provides a free initial consultation and accepts workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay the firm unless our legal team is successful in recovering benefits on your behalf.