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.
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:
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.
If any aspect of your worker's compensation settlement claim is in dispute with your employer, or your employer’s insurance company, it is important for you to obtain an attorney. The dispute process is highly legal, involving complex legal rules and procedures. You will likely be at a disadvantage if you do not retain an attorney to represent your interests in these proceedings.