Three Things to Know If You're Injured on the Job

Does This Situation Sound Familiar?

You’re injured on the job and suppose to get Workers’ Comp but you keep running into
roadblocks. Bills are piling up, and no body’s looking out for you, except us. Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys will
clear the path to the benefits you deserve. Call us to get your claim back on track.

(1) What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation is a benefit provided to workers who are injured on the job. The
benefits you may be entitled to include medical care, wage replacement while you are taken off
work, compensation for permanent injuries, compensation for vocational loss and loss of
earning capacity, and vocational retraining.
The key to any Workers’ Compensation Claim is to get well and to get back to work. However,
often the insurance companies will delay or deny benefits or make it difficult as possible to
access these benefits.
It is important, if you are injured and feel that you are not being properly treated, that you
consult an attorney. Let him provide you a professional perspective on your case and advise
you what it is that needs to be done.
The most important thing to do immediately after you are injured on the job is to notify your
supervisor of your injury. Often times an employer will try to use delay in notification as an
excuse to deny your claim.

(2) Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Benefits can be broken down into three fundamental areas. It’s your
health, your job, and your financial security.
The most important benefit is your access to health care. The employer has to provide you with
medical care and pay for the medical care, including mileage reimbursement for travel to and
from medical treatment appointments.
If you’re unable to work while you’re healing from your job-related injury you are entitled to
Temporary Disability Benefits. It’s a benefit that will pay you two-thirds of your lost wages for
the period of time you are off work.
Ultimately your financial settlement will be based on the amount of Permanent Disability. After
the doctors have released you from medical care, they address Permanent Disability as a
disability you will not recover from. If you have a Permanent Disability and are unable to return
to work in any capacity, then you will be entitled to Permanent Total Disability Benefits. If you
have a Permanent Disability, but are able to return to work, then you will be entitled to
Permanent Partial Disability Benefits.

(3) Costs of Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

A Workers’ Compensation Attorney is one of the most affordable attorneys you can have in any
field. Alabama laws limit attorney fees to 15% in workers’ compensation cases.
The Workers’ Compensation Attorney will not charge you for the medical care you have
receive, nor will he charge you for the Temporary Total Benefits you receive. His attorney fees
are essentially based on the financial settlement from the Permanent Benefits at the end of the
case. If there is no recovery, there are no attorney fees.

Intro to Our Firm

My name is Mark Petro, and I’m the principal attorney at the Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys, an award-winning
law firm that represents injured workers. I’ve been in practice in Birmingham, Alabama since
1989. I have handled hundreds of workers’ compensation cases over the years in Birmingham
and throughout the entire State of Alabama. We will treat you with the dignity and respect you
deserve, keep you advised of the status of your case, educate you on the legal process, and we
will ensure that your claim settles for the highest possible value. This is how we help insure
your financial security.

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Birmingham, AL 35203


At Anytime During The First 30 Days of Our Representation Agreement You Are Not Completely
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“From the first time I spoke with Mark he always had time to talk to me about my concerns. He
never rushed me off the phone and he explained everything to where I understood and knew
exactly what was going on in my workers’ comp case. I sent emails Mark responded to those in
a timely manner. Mark truly cares and works for his clients. I will recommend him to anyone I
know who needs the best Workers’ Comp attorney in Birmingham. Thank you is not enough to
cover all he did on my case.” – Gwendolyn Handley