We think that an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can be an asset in any injury case, so you’re not going to find us advocating for injured workers to try to win their case on their own. That being said, there are some instances where you absolutely, unequivocally need to have a work comp lawyer by your side after a work injury. In today’s blog, we take a close look at five instances where you need to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer to help with your case.
These Work Comp Cases Require A Lawyer
If any of the following factors are true about your workers’ compensation case, you need to have a lawyer by your side:
1. Your Injuries Are Severe – If your injuries are severe, complex, or you’ll be dealing with the aftermath for the rest of your life, you absolutely need a lawyer to help with your case. With so many financial aspects to account for now and in the future, it’s not something you can leave to chance by going it alone.
2. You Can’t Return To Work In The Same Capacity – If it’s clear that you will not be able to return to work in the same capacity as a result of your injuries, you need to have a lawyer make sure you are appropriately compensated through an injury claim. This injury will change the trajectory of your career and will likely affect your future earnings potential, and that needs to be calculated correctly in your claim or a settlement.
3. Your Claim Was Denied – If you attempted to win your case on your own only to have your claim denied by the insurance company, now is the time to call in the professionals. Remember, workers’ compensation lawyers only get paid a fraction of any award they get for you, so if you aren’t getting anything on your own, you literally have nothing to lose and everything to gain by connecting with an attorney and letting them help secure you an award. Don’t let a denial be the end of your story.
4. You Have Pre-Existing Conditions – Pre-existing conditions are one of the leading causes of denials or underpayments, but their existence doesn’t have to tank your claim. A smart workers’ compensation lawyer will be able to showcase that the presence of pre-existing trauma to an area does not mean that you are only entitled to a small award. Make sure you talk with a lawyer if you had previous injuries to the area that you injured at work.
5. You’re Feeling Overwhelmed – Finally, if at any point in your case you are feeling overwhelmed, confused or anxious about your case, it’s a good idea to consider bringing on a lawyer. Having a lawyer by your side ensures that your case is in good hands while you focus on your health and your family. The workers’ compensation process can be mentally and emotionally draining at a time when you’re also dealing with a physical injury, and that burden can be overwhelming. Let a work comp lawyer step in so you can focus on what really matters.
If you’re dealing with any of these issues during your workers’ compensation case, or you just want answers to questions you have about a work injury, reach out to the team at Hey Workers today at (844) 439-9675.