Workers Compensation Claims
Skilled Workers’ Compensation Advocacy
Many people in Montana live from paycheck to paycheck. When someone gets hurt, that loss of income, combined with medical bills, can cause a family to fall behind quickly.
Types of Injuries We Represent
No one leaves for work and plans to be injured. As Montanans, we pride ourselves on a job well done and the ability to earn a living and to provide for our families. Unfortunately, injuries happen even to the most conscientious and skilled workers.
At Terrazas Henkel, P.C., we help injured working people get the compensation they need and deserve. We know what it takes to prepare and win your workers’ compensation case. We can help if you or a loved one suffered a repetitive use injury, low back injury, burn, laceration, or fall.
Not sure if you or a spouse has a case? Call us at 406-541-2550, and we can tell you how we can help. There is no charge for your phone call or email.
An Injury Claim Does Not Cost The Company More Money
There is a lot of misinformation when it comes to workers’ compensation.
COST: Companies pay an annual premium that covers workers’ compensation claims. So there is no increased cost to the company if you file a claim.
WHO CAUSED THE INJURY?: It typically does not matter HOW the injury happened. If you were injured while doing your job, then you almost certainly qualify for workers’ compensation. You did not hurt yourself at work; you got hurt at work.
NO-FAULT: Montana is a workers’ compensation no-fault state. This means even if you made a mistake or misjudgment, you are more than likely still eligible for workers’ compensation.
TIME: Usually there is a 30-day window to file a workers’ compensation claim. Typically, the earlier you file, the better. If you are past this timeframe, we can still help you in some cases even if your employer did not file a claim. Do not let pressure from an employer or coworker stop you from filing.
We have the experience to help injured workers, including:
- Construction workers
- Truck drivers
- Agricultural workers
- Timber and wood industry workers
- Earthmover and machine drivers
- Ranch hands
- Electricians, including members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
- Migrant workers, especially in the Flathead Lake area fruit industry
When it comes to Montana workers’ compensation, it’s this simple: You got hurt. You can’t work. Workers’ compensation is here precisely for this reason.