Patrick P. Hughes Attorney at Law is a workers compensation attorney who has been practicing professionally for more than 30 years. Hughes graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1978 after studying at the University of Alabama, and has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for his expertise and ethic business philosophy. Hughes also handles personal injury and Social Security cases.
As a workers compensation attorney, Attorney Hughes has helped clients to receive financial compensation for job-related injuries, particularly those who have been wrongfully denied their worker’s compensation benefits. Nearly all employers who work in the state of Alabama are required to have worker’s compensation insurance for their own protection; however, these individuals must often hire an attorney to ensure that these benefits are received when necessary.
Patrick Hughes works to protect clients from the tactics that insurance companies may employ to avoid paying workers the compensation they deserve. These tactics may include: forcing the individual to return to work before he/she has fully recovered from the injury; denying medical insurance claims, even when they are legitimate; discouraging the injured individual from getting a second opinion; and refusal to accept responsibility for certain work-related injuries. This is due to the fact that insurance companies lose a considerable amount of money when they pay claims, and Attorney Hughes works for clients to see they are paid a fair amount in insurance claims, which can help to cover the client’s expenses while he/she is unable to work.
Attorney Hughes will also thoroughly explain what clients are eligible for, so that the individual has clear expectations of the money that could be awarded to him/her at the close of the case. The attorney will also advise a client on what to do if his/her insurance claim has been denied for any reason.
Individuals who are interested in having Attorney Patrick Hughes handle a worker’s compensation case are encouraged to call Hughes’ law offices to have their questions answered in a professional and timely manner. Potential clients can also visit the law firm’s website to fill out a short form, so that a representative from Attorney Hughes office can contact the client right away.