Workers Compensation: When do you Need an Attorney
Workers’ compensation claims are rarely simple. Knowing when you can handle a claim on your own and when you need representation can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
If your injury is relatively minor, you expect to return to work after a short recovery period, and the insurance company has paid your claim, you probably do not need an attorney. However, if any of the following apply to your case, you should call our office to schedule a free consultation.
- Your injury required surgery;
- Your doctor believes your health will not return to the condition it was prior to your injury;
- You do not believe you will be able to return to work at your previous job, or work at any other job, due to your injury;
- You believe your employer, their insurance company, or the State workers’ compensation division has not treated your claim fairly;
- You do not understand any part of the workers’ compensation process and would feel more comfortable knowing you had a legal expert on your side.
We generally take workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you win. If you choose to meet with us, we will evaluate all aspects of your claim. You’ll need to bring any relevant medical records, information about your job and employer, information from your employer regarding their workers’ compensation policy, receipts of any medical expenses incurred so far, wage information, and a description of the cause of the injury with a list of any witnesses. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule a consultation.