The Rise of Worker’s Compensation Cases in the Fall

Fall is a great time in Western Montana, heralding the loss of the leaves, the start of hunting season, and usually the end of the construction season.

While it’s an excellent time for cocoa, football, and sweaters, autumn is also the time we tend to see an uptick in worker’s compensation cases coming through our doors. It’s not a coincidence — many times, these injuries are related to summer job activities, such as construction labor. And while typically about 75% of the cases we see involve lower-back pain, and 10-15% percent involve neck pain, there are a variety of incidents that occur leading to injury on the job site.

As a law firm based in Western Montana, we can tell you that if you’re considering talking to a lawyer about those aches and pains that started during the normal function of your job, you’re not alone. We know that our neighbors and clients are hard-working Montana folks who seek to do the right thing and aren’t looking for a handout.

Worker’s compensation claims are not charity, nor are they a hardship for the company you work or worked for. Companies, especially those involving physical labor, pay for insurance to cover cases just like yours. Often, the insurance companies that are paid these premiums will try to offer a lowball figure to get you to close down the case when the injury occurs.

At Terrazas Henkel P.C., we want to make sure you get the relief you’re looking for, both physically and mentally, and we aren’t afraid of going after insurance companies, using our years of experience to negotiate what is right for your situation.

If you’ve been injured on the job or by the job, you have a right to compensation. It’s that simple. We know it can feel like an overwhelming prospect to go after what you rightly deserve but it’s only fair to have someone on your team who knows the system and can have your back in representation.

Helping our neighbors and community members continue to thrive is what we are all about. If you have questions about a worker’s compensation claim, give us a call. Our initial consultation is free, and our fees won’t start until we get you a better compensation deal.

Give us a call at 406-541-2550 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys, including worker’s compensation specialist Eric Rasmusson. We will listen to you, walk you through the process, and help you feel less alone in the journey toward getting what you need and deserve to feel whole again and get back to work.