Why should you be represented by an Attorney in your Workers Compensation Claim?
It is highly likely that your employer will be represented by either an Attorney or a Third Party Administrator. If you are not represented you are placed at large disadvantage. If you are unfamiliar with the claim adjudication process you may find it confusing and intimidating. You may miss important deadlines or hurt your case by not gathering the right information or by making misstatements.
If your claim is challenged by the employer, then legal representation is even more important. Employers are required to pay higher premiums when claims are approved. It is therefore in their financial interests to challenge approval of a claim. They may claim that the injury is not work related, that it is a preexisting condition, that it is fraudulent, or that you were an independent contractor and other defenses. Overcoming these charges and proving your case requires the legal skill and knowledge of the law of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
There are a number of other ways that you can benefit from hiring a worker’s compensation attorney. Below are some of those benefits:
Increases Your Chances Of Being Approved
Many people think that they will automatically get compensated if they file a worker’s compensation claim. However, this is not always the case. Some employers will say that a person did not get injured while he or she was on the job. I will review the facts and prove that the accident was caused by your work. Additionally, many employers will dispute which conditions or injuries should be included in your claim. A common issue is when a worker sustains an injury. Many times the injury is initially diagnosed as a Sprain. Subsequent testing reveals a more serious injury such as a herniated disc or torn ligament. I will help you develop the medical and factual evidence to prove that the subsequently diagnosed condition was caused by the work injury.
There is no attorney fee unless you recover money
I will accept your case on a contingent fee arrangement. There is no attorney fee due unless your claim is approved and you are awarded money.
If you are forced to sit out of work for a while because of your injury, then you will want to get as much money as possible. You will need to have a way to pay for your medical and living expenses. I will work hard in order to make sure that you get the maximum amount possible and that you get your funds within a timely manner.