Reasons You May Need Lawyer

November 20, 2022 | Uncategorized | By Personal Injury Legal Directory | 0 Comments

Workers Compensation Lawyer

Safety-wise, the workplace has come a long way in the last few decades. However, injuries still happen, especially when assuming a labor-intensive job or dealing with certain chemicals. You might be entitled to workers’ compensation if you get injured or develop a medical condition due to your job. Workers’ compensation can cover various expenses, including lost wages, job rehabilitation, medical expenses, etc. Sometimes, hiring an attorney to help with your workers’ compensation is necessary, and we’ll list specific reasons why.

1. Gathering Everything You Need

The legal paperwork for workers’ compensation can be a burden for many. Additionally, you’ll need the necessary evidence that can support your claim, which may include the following: 

  • Your own personal testimony 
  • Testimonies from eyewitnesses
  • CCTV footage of the incident 
  • Any photographs of damage sustained 
  • Doctor’s notes and medical reports
  • Financial records that can demonstrate a loss of income

Attorneys can help you gather these pieces of evidence and other compelling evidence. 

2. When You Need Someone To Negotiate 

Even if you get along well with everyone in the workplace, including your supervisors, the same can’t always be said for your employer’s insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies will often try to lowball victims by offering a settlement that can’t cover a person’s immediate and future expenses. Trying to argue with these insurance companies yourself, however, is often fruitless. Instead, an attorney can represent you, apply legal pressure, and help you gain a better settlement. 

3. You Have A Hard Case To Win 

Footage showing a worker falling from a ladder is much easier to prove to be the workplace’s negligence than arguing a worker developed cancer due to a factory’s toxic fumes. One requires much more finesse than the other, and you’ll most likely need an attorney to help prove something like an illness or condition. Of course, any case carries its complications. 

4. Your Case Already Got Denied 

There are numerous reasons why a workers’ compensation claim will get denied. Even improperly filled paperwork can result in denied claims. In addition, insurance companies may argue that an employee has a preexisting medical condition. Following a denial, you can appeal the case and have your workers’ compensation approved. An attorney can help you with this process. 

5. You’ll Gain Peace Of Mind 

Trying to navigate a workers’ compensation claim alongside focusing on recovering can put a lot of stress on you and your loved ones. While letting an attorney handle all your legal requirements and represent you (in court if needed) won’t eliminate every stressor, it can significantly help. An attorney gives you peace of mind so you can focus on getting better. Additionally, many workers’ compensation lawyers don’t charge by the hour or on a retainer basis. Instead, a workers’ compensation lawyer often uses a contingency fee. This fee means they receive a percentage of your final settlement or court award. Our friends at Hurwitz, Whitcher & Molloy, LLP understand what’s required for a workers’ compensation lawyer