“Mike and Erica were wonderful, patient, very knowledgeable, will definitely use Goicoechea Law if I ever have need help.”
Have you suffered an Idaho work injury? Are you having difficulty with a work comp insurance adjuster? Contact Goicoechea Law now to see if we can help. Not sure about consulting an attorney about your Idaho work injury? Check out our reviews!
Injured on-the-job in Post Falls, Idaho? If so, then you should be compensated. Possible benefits include medical bills, wage replacement, and maybe even disability benefits. Some cases result in lump sum workers’ compensation settlements.
Denied Idaho Work Injury Claims
Unfortunately, work comp insurance companies often deny valid claims. The best way to know if you should get workers’ compensation benefits may be to contact an experienced work injury lawyer.
Free Idaho Work Injury Case Review
If you’ve suffered a work injury in North Idaho, then contact our law office now for a free case review. We help injured workers in Post Falls, Coeur d’alene, Sandpoint, Lewiston, and throughout North Idaho. Call 208.743.2313 to have an experienced work injury attorney evaluate your claim today.
Work injuries happen every day in Idaho. Unfortunately, Idaho workers compensation insurance companies often deny claims. If your work injury claim has been denied, you require extensive medical care, have lost wages, or suffered permanent disability, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Call an experienced Idaho work comp lawyer at 208.743.2313 to see if we can help.
Representing Injured Workers Throughout North Idaho
We represent injured workers throughout North Idaho. Whether you’re in Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, Post Falls, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow, Lewiston, Grangeville, or anywhere in between, we have the experience necessary to help.
Michael Kessinger and Erica Tidwell could not have been more professional and caring. From the first phone call to the consultation and then followup conversations, they handled my case as if it was the most important case they had. They explained everything to me every step of the way, and helped me get a fair settlement. Many, many thanks! Niki
The staff at Goicoechea Law were truly a pleasure to work with! Erica and her staff graciously handled all of my questions, and if they didn’t know the answers, they found out and got back to me. They were a huge help at keeping me on track on all the paperwork that was needed for my case, and offered help with filling it out. They kept me aware of meetings that I needed to attend in a timely manner, and were so very patient through the whole thing. They were so easy to work with! I would recommend to anyone!
If you are hurt at work, you may have a claim for Idaho workers’ compensation benefits. After you are injured, your claim will be assigned to a work comp insurance adjuster. There are many Idaho workers’ compensation insurance companies, but the Idaho State Insurance Fund, Liberty Northwest, Workers Compensation Exchange, and Associated Loggers Exchange are the companies you’re most likely to see in North Idaho.
Idaho’s workers’ compensation laws are complex. Whether you’ve suffered a work accident and injury or an occupational disease, the work comp laws are not common knowledge. There are legal requirements to receive medical benefits, wage replacement, disability, and retraining. Even worse, the insurance company may deny your work injury claim.
If you’ve been injured at work, contact Goicoechea Law for a free case review. Let our knowledge of Idaho workers’ compensation work for you. Representing injured workers throughout North Idaho, including Lewiston, Moscow, Grangeville, Orofino, Kamiah, Kooskia, Pierce, Troy, Coeur d’Alene, and the surrounding areas.
Idaho Workers’ Compensation Laws Require a Physical Injury
An injured worker in Idaho must suffer a physical injury for a psychological condition like PTSD, Depression, or Anxiety to be compensable under a workers’ compensation claim. Idaho Code Section 72-451 reads: “Psychological injuries, disorders or conditions shall not be compensated under this title, unless… caused by accident and physical injury…”
First Responders and Psychological Injuries
This requirement of Idaho law can be especially unfair to Idaho’s first responders who routinely put themselves in harm’s way and encounter situations that result in mental health injuries.
Thankfully, there are first responders who are trying to change Idaho’s law to help those first responders who dedicate so much to our society at such a great cost to themselves and their families. An article about one such first responder ran in the Idaho Press. Click here to read the article.
If You’ve Been Hurt at Work
Whether a work injury, and especially a psychological injury, is payable under Idaho’s workers’ compensation laws is a complex legal question that requires legal analysis. If you’ve been hurt at work and have questions about your workers’ compensation claim, contact Goicoechea Law at 208.743.2313 now.
Michael Kessinger is one of the best. Yes I never thought I would need a lawyer but he’s more than that. Michael and Erica has been like family to me for over 4 an a half years..after my car wreck in November 15 2013 they have stood by me and made sure my best interests was taken care of.. They have went above what most Lawyers would do for their clients.. I don’t know what would have happened to me if it was for them.. All I can say if you need a lawyer that’s willing to go out of his way to make sure you get what you deserve he’s the one that will do it for you.. I can say God saved me the day of my wreck. And Michael Kessinger was there to make sure that I would be taking care of too.. God bless you Michael and Erica for everything you have done for me. I want ever forget yall. You will always be family to me and will always be in my prayers.
We came to Craig asking how to handle an accident that nearly took the life of my wife and 3 of our children. We had been dealing with recovery and healing for over 3 years but couldn’t get the insurance company to come to any terms we felt were fair. Craig stepped in, laid out the case and we settled within a few months. Very professional, very fair and very willing to help.