Here's why it's smart to hire a workers' compensation attorney

If you were injured on the job, it seems like you should be able to get through the workers' compensation system without having to hire an attorney -- but looks, as you probably know -- can often be deceiving.

It only takes a simple mistake for a claim to be delayed or outright denied -- which can set you on a frustrating path that keeps you from accessing the medical care and supplemental income you both deserve and need.

Here are some of the reasons that hiring a workers' comp attorney is just smart business:

  • Your attorney can help prevent denials. The paperwork you're asked to file out is complicated, and the odds are high that you've never dealt with it before. An attorney knows exactly what documentation has to be submitted and what has to be done to avoid an unnecessary denial.
  • You already have enough stress. When you're focused on healing and trying to keep your family afloat financially, you don't have the additional emotional and mental resources to deal with the workers' comp process.
  • You can learn about other benefits that you might be entitled to have. You can't count on the insurers to tell you about every benefit that's available to you. You have to be your own advocate (unless your attorney is there to do it for you).
  • You automatically have someone ready to file an appeal. Unfair denials happen far too often. After all, insurance companies aren't eager to hand out money and benefits! An attorney can file your appeal quickly if you're denied.
  • You may need help with a civil lawsuit. Sometimes, workers' comp isn't totally sufficient to cover your injuries or losses, and the only fair way to resolve the situation is through a civil lawsuit. Your attorney can help you understand your options and guide you through the process.

For more information on how our office might be able to make your workers' comp claims process easier, contact us or continue exploring our site. We know this is a difficult time for you, so we strive to make it easier.

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