Ryan filed for workers’ compensation since he wasn’t able to work due to his injuries. He thought his employer and the business’s insurance company would be sympathetic to what he was going through.
Then he realized they wanted nothing to do with him.
“The only thing they want you to do is to go away and stop costing them money. That’s it,” he said. “You’ve got some sort of ailment for the rest of your life or anything, it’s not their concern, they really don’t care.”
Ryan decided he needed to get proper medical care and financial help. To protect his family and himself, he asked friends about recommendations for a workers’ compensation lawyer they had used and trusted.
That led him to Gary Martin Hays & Associates.
“There was not a question that we had that [Gary] did not have an answer to. He knew a direction and a goal and a plan going forward what things would happen,” Ryan recalled.
Once Ryan finished treating, it was time to move into the next phase. But the insurance company kept dragging its feet. Despite the repeated roadblocks, he was confident in Gary and his team’s ability to navigate the obstacles the other side kept trying to put up.
“They kept trying to get us to panic and we didn’t. We just kept pushing forward,” Ryan said. He knew that if necessary, the law firm was willing to take the fight to court.
Once the insurance company could delay no more, Ryan’s case was successfully negotiated. He remarked that it would have been tough to get as far in the process as they did without legal guidance and an experienced worker’s compensation attorney.
“[Gary’s] got a great team here. They’re loving, supportive, it’s almost like a family here,” Ryan said. “They understand the things that are happening to you because they understand this is the rest of your life.”