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If you have been injured at work, you might think you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. You are not wrong.
Aside from having an advocate on your side during the process, hiring an experienced workers’ compensation attorney has many other benefits.
If you are facing an injury you sustained at work, here are some reasons to hire an experienced attorney now.
Navigating an unfamiliar system
Chances are, you’ve never been injured at work and needed an attorney – and you probably haven’t had any experience navigating the workers’ compensation system. It can be a challenge, especially if you are sick or injured.
Complications can arise that only an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can handle – and it can impact your benefits. While you can handle your case yourself, you probably should not.
Ensuring you get your benefits
The workers’ compensation system is best navigated by an expert – and it can mean you get all the benefits to which you are entitled. It isn’t always easy to make sure you are getting everything you are entitled to on your own, but a qualified attorney will make sure you get every benefit you deserve, like permanent partial disability or partial (wage loss) payments (which can come if you can only return to work part-time or have to obtain a lower paying job due to your injuries).
Dealing with disputes
Filing a claim might seem fairly straightforward, but the fact is, there can be disputes – and it’s challenging to handle those on your own. Say your doctor recommends treatments that your employer contests; or you develop a new condition or issue that wasn’t on the initial claim. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you deal with those disputes – and make sure you get your benefits.
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If you or someone you love was injured, our experienced attorneys can help you. We have a lawyer who will work for you and can answer your questions!