Do I Need a Lawyer for My Workers' Compensation Claim?

When a person is injured on the job, they might wonder: do I need to hire a workers’ compensation attorney, or can I handle the case on my own? The simple answer is this – you do not have to hire one, but it is generally in your best interest. Keep reading to learn why this might be the case, and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you would like to learn more.

An Attorney Can Guide You Through a Complex Process

The truth is that securing workers’ compensation benefits is not as simple as many people think it is. There is often red tape involved, and something as minor as missing a deadline by a few hours could result in your claim being denied. It is best to have a strong attorney on your side who knows the common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

An Attorney Will Be There for Every Step of the Process

There are many steps involved in winning a workers’ compensation claim. We will respond to denials of medical treatment, make sure that you are able to see an independent, unbiased doctor for an evaluation, and fill out all paperwork for you. Even a minor mistake in this paperwork can significantly prolong the amount of time it takes to get your claim approved or can prevent it from being approved at all. Let an experienced attorney take care of this process for you.

An Attorney Can Help You Understand All the Available Benefits

Your attorney can make sure that you know all the available benefits, including medical treatment, payments for temporary disability, benefits for permanent disability, and, in some cases where a person can not work again, lump-sum payment options.

An Attorney Knows How Insurance Companies Try to Reduce or Deny Benefits

Finally, consider that an attorney is ready to respond to the most common ways that an insurance company will attempt to reduce benefits. For example, you might find that the insurance companies try to argue that you were not disabled by your injury or illness, or they might argue that the issue did not occur at work and was not work-related.

We are prepared to respond to these claims, and we know how to fight back. If your claim is denied, we know how to file the appropriate appeals to get you the money you deserve as quickly as possible.

Call Today to Find Out How We Can Help

If you are planning to file a workers’ compensation claim, or you have already done so and feel that you are in over your head, then we recommend contacting The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We are here to help you through this potentially frustrating time.