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Do you need a lawyer to help with a workers’ compensation claim?

On Behalf of | Nov 7, 2023 | Workers' Compensation

If you suffered an injury on the job, you might wonder whether you should hire a lawyer to help with your workers’ compensation claim. While not every case requires legal representation, there are situations where having an attorney can be immensely beneficial.

There are some key factors to consider when deciding whether to retain a lawyer for your workers’ compensation claim.

Complexity of your case

With a relatively minor injury and a cooperative insurance company, you may not need legal support. However, with more complex cases involving disputes over the extent of injuries, liability or issues with claims, an attorney can offer valuable support.

Denied or delayed claims

If you received a denial for your workers’ compensation claim or you struggle with unnecessary delays, an attorney can help you navigate the appeals process and ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.

Pre-existing conditions

If you have pre-existing medical conditions that could complicate your claim, legal assistance can help establish the connection between your injury and your job, securing the benefits you deserve.

Maximizing benefits

Experienced workers’ compensation lawyers know how to navigate the system to maximize your benefits, including covering medical expenses, lost wages, vocational rehabilitation or disability benefits.

Employer retaliation

An attorney can help protect your rights and ensure you are not unfairly treated by your employer.

The average cost of each workers’ compensation case from 2019-2020 was $41,353. Getting a fair award starts with understanding when you need legal representation. Proactive efforts will help you protect your financial interests after your injury.