The best time to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer is immediately after you get injured. An experienced attorney will be in the best position to guide you through the often-complicated process of getting you the help and disability benefits you need.
Even if your injury might not be severe enough to require the services of a lawyer, its smart to talk to one to determine what you should do next and to educate you on what you can expect.
For example, typically a claims adjuster from an insurance company will be calling you to ask many questions. There are things that you should say and things that you should not say to your employer, doctors (especially the company doctors that your employer will send you to, and have a right to do so for the first 28 days), and the claims adjuster of the insurance company.
As a former claims adjuster, Darrin Andrus can advise you on what to say and what not say on that call. The more you know prior to that call the better for your claim further down the road.
And if your injuries are clearly work-related, require extensive medical treatment, involve long periods of time off work, or result in permanent disability, a experienced workman’s comp attorney can mean the difference between a $10,000 settlement and a $100,000 or $1,000,000 settlement.
As an attorney with 20 years of experience in Michigan workers compensation law it is our opinion that talking to an attorney as soon as you are injured is the best time to call. Our office receives calls all the time from injured workers and we give them plenty of FREE advice. “It is my promise I will do the same for you. ” – Darrin Andrus