When Do I Need a Lawyer for My Worker’s Compensation Claim?
If your workplace injuries are relatively minor and you expect to go back to work at your current place of employment, with your current job, and you do not expect your workplace injury to result in permanent loss of bodily function or an inability to do your job, you may not need to hire an attorney.
For example, if you suffered an uncomplicated injury at work and the workers’ comp insurance company paid your medical bills and a weekly benefit for the time you’ve been off work, and now your doctor has released you to go back to work without limitations and you feel completely healed, you probably don’t need to contact an attorney.
But if you don’t feel that you are completely healed, or you aren’t comfortable signing a settlement with your workers’ comp insurance company, which will probably require you to give up any future rights to compensation or medical care for your injury, we suggest you arrange for a FREE consultation with Darrin Andrus to discuss your situation.
A skilled attorney experienced in workers’ compensation law will be able to advocate on your behalf to ensure that you receive the medical care and workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. 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.