Sarasota Home Modification Lawyer
When a person suffers a serious injury, the injury may lead to permanent disability. In some cases, the disability may be so severe that not only is the injured person unable to work, but they may also be unable to navigate their own home safely or efficiently. For these people, home modifications may be necessary. If you are a worker who has been injured on the job and has questions about whether or not workers’ compensation insurance will pay for your home modifications, our team can help. Call our Sarasota home modification lawyers at the law offices of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian today for a free consultation.
What Are Home Modifications?
Home modifications refer to any modifications or changes to a home that are necessary to accommodate an injured worker. Examples of home modifications might include:
- Lowering counters, cabinets, and light switches so that they are accessible to a person who is in a wheelchair;
- Widening doorways and hallways;
- Installing ramps, handrails, and guardrails throughout the home;
- Installing safety bars in the bathroom;
- Modifying a shower so that it is roll-in accessible; and
The specific home modifications that a worker may require depend on the nature and extent of injury suffered.
Will Workers’ Compensation Pay for Home Modifications?
Most injured workers understand that workers’ compensation insurance is designed to pay for all of a worker’s necessary and reasonable medical expenses. What some workers misunderstand, though, is that this doesn’t only apply to medication, doctor’s visits, surgeries, physical therapy, etc., but also expenses related to home modification. Home modifications may be considered a medical need under workers’ compensation insurance. If you require a home modification and your workers’ compensation carrier is denying the modification, reach out to our legal team immediately for a consultation about your rights and options.
How Our Sarasota Home Modification Attorneys Can Help
If you require a home modification, our Sarasota home modification attorneys can help. We will start by reviewing your case and ensuring that your injuries and damages are covered under workers’ compensation. From there, we’ll gather medical evidence and expert testimony that supports your need for a home modification. We’ll also present your case to the insurer and negotiate to reach a settlement that is fair and just.
Call Our Sarasota Home Modification Attorneys for Home with Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Today
Perhaps the only thing that is worse than being severely injured in a workplace accident is learning that your workers’ compensation provider has denied your claim for a home modification. For help getting the compensation award that you deserve, do not hesitate to reach out to our Sarasota home modification lawyers at the office of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian today. Whether you are at the start of the workers’ compensation process or have already had your claim denied, we can support you. We are here to protect your rights, and we work on a contingency fee basis.