Worker's Compensation Settlement

Whether or not you need an attorney to represent you after you are injured for a worker's compensation settlement claim depend on a number of factors. Our firm provides services to obtain weekly benefits when out of work, to make certain a client receives proper medical care and treatment, to ensure that fair and adequate permanency benefits are obtained and to assist in all other matters pertaining to a claim. We will work closely with you to help you earn everything that you deserve.

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When Do You Need an Attorney?
If any of the following pertain to your present circumstances, you should retain an attorney as soon as possible:

  • Your workplace injuries are severe enough to require surgery.
  • Your workplace injuries are moderate to severe. If you and your doctor believe your health won't return to the condition it was prior to your injury, you may be entitled to a permanent partial disability award.
  • You believe you are no longer able to work on a regular basis in any job.
  • You believe you cannot go back to work at your current job, but believe you could work in some capacity.
  • You have significant pre-existing disabilities.
  • You would like to dispute an adverse decision made by your employer, your employer’s insurance company, or your state's worker's comp division regarding your worker's compensation claim.
  • You believe you are not receiving the correct benefits or wonder if there are additional benefits you could receive.
  • Your medical benefits are denied.
  • Your employer has disputed a decision made by your state worker's comp division.
  • You do not understand the worker's comp process and would feel more comfortable if an expert were representing your interests.

Why Do You Need An Attorney?

Regardless of the circumstances of your worker's compensation claim, you are always entitled to obtain an attorney. If your injuries are severe enough that your life will be permanently altered, either because of permanent bodily impairment or a change in ability to work, a worker's compensation lawyer will be able to advocate on your behalf to ensure that you receive the medical care and worker's compensation benefits to which you are entitled. In addition, if your injury may keep you from working permanently, a lawyer can advise you about filing for Social Security disability benefits as well.