When should you hire a work injury lawyer?
Find out when you should obtain legal representation and how can a work injury attorney can help you.
Stay informed and make the right decisions.
As you probably know, not every injured worker needs to hire a workers’ compensation attorney for additional assistance. In the end, the workers’ compensation program is a system designed to facilitate your access to the benefits you’re entitled to. In many cases, claims are not being disputed by either of the parties, and therefore, the injured employee can handle the process himself.
However, there are cases where the process is not as simple as expected. Complications can show up at any stage, and professional legal help is necessary in order to ensure fair treatment of those involved. Besides, certain law firms, like us, work on contingency fees. That means that the injured employee does not have to pay anything until the case is settled and won.
This page is designed to inform you about when do you need to employ the services of a specialized work injury lawyer.
When do you need to hire an attorney for a work injury?
1. Your claim has been denied
2. You have a preexisting condition
Although this might complicate the process, you can still apply to receive compensation for your accident even if you have a pre-existing condition. In certain cases, the employer might claim your symptoms can be attributed to your pre-existent condition and are not work-related. Therefore, if your workers’ comp claim gets denied for the worsening of a pre-existing condition, you can and should fight for the benefits you deserve. In a lot of cases, if your pre-existing condition aggravates while you do your job, you are eligible for compensation. However, when your pre-existing condition involves the same body part you injured at work, you can get stuck in an uphill battle with the insurance company. Therefore, it’s recommended that you employ a worker’s compensation attorney to help you deal with the situation.
3. Your permanent disability benefits are disputed
4. Your ability to work has been affected
5. You need to negotiate with insurers
6. When you have a worker's compensation hearing
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What are the benefits of employing a work injury lawyer?
Professionalism and objectivity
Multiple settlement opportunities
Peace of mind
Assistance with litigation
Increase your winning chances
A good lawyer will increase your chances of getting the compensation you are entitled to. How very often happens in these types of cases, the offending party’s insurer makes it their main goal to settle your case for as little compensation as possible. This makes a lot of sense given the fact that they are protecting their own financial interests. Therefore you should protect yours by employing your own legal representation.
Avoid paperwork complications
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We’re here to ensure you’re receiving the right treatment and yield all the benefits you’re entitled to. Schedule a free consultation with a worker’s compensation attorney and get professional representation with the personal attention you deserve.