What happens when you get a workers’ compensation lawyer?
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What happens when you get a workers’ compensation lawyer?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

What happens when you get a workers’ compensation lawyer?

After suffering from a workplace injury, you will have a lot to deal with. Besides the accident’s physical and emotional effects, you may also be experiencing financial stress due to your inability to work. Hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer to handle your claim will allow you to focus on what is important—recovering and getting back to work.

After you meet with a workers’ compensation lawyer and decide that you want them to represent you in your workers’ compensation claim, your lawyer will handle every aspect of your claim. Of course, every workers’ comp claim is unique, and a skilled workers’ comp lawyer will create a custom-tailored strategy depending on the specific facts of your case. From the moment you hire a workers’ compensation lawyer, they will do the following.

Interview you to understand the overall situation better

The lawyer will want to know about your job, the accident that caused your injuries, and what medical treatment you have received since the accident. To facilitate the process, you should bring documentation pertaining to the above when you meet with your attorney. If you have any information you feel is important, let your attorney know. For example, if co-workers experienced similar accidents.

Investigate the accident that resulted in your injuries

Your attorney will investigate the accident to determine if it was related to your work. In some cases, this is straightforward; for example, proving that a broken leg was work-related when it was due to an on-the-job accident may be obvious. However, if you developed a repetitive-use injury, it may be more difficult to connect your injury to your job. However, this is exactly what workers’ compensation attorneys know how to do.

Prepare your workers’ compensation claim

Once your workers’ compensation lawyer has identified the particulars of your case, they will then prepare your claim. Workers’ compensation laws impose strict deadlines that must be followed; otherwise, you run the risk of losing your ability to bring a claim.

Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf

When you hire a workers’ compensation lawyer, they will handle all negotiations with your employer and their insurance company, so you do not have to. When you have an attorney on your side, they will know what your claim is worth and will not let you be taken advantage of.

Attend any in-person hearings

While most workers’ comp cases are settled, sometimes, an insurance company refuses to budge. When this happens, your attorney may need to attend a hearing in front of a workers’ compensation judge. At the hearing, the judge will hear from your attorney, as well as a representative from the insurance company. Your attorney may call fact witnesses or expert witnesses to help show you are entitled to benefits. Your workers’ compensation lawyer will also be able to cross-examine any witnesses called by the insurance company effectively.

Look for other possible claims against negligent third-parties

Finally, a workers’ compensation lawyer will look for potential claims you have against other parties that may be responsible for your accident. The workers’ compensation system deals with claims between employees and employers. However, some workplace accidents are caused by a third party’s negligence. For example, if a construction worker falls due to defective scaffolding, the worker may have a personal injury claim against the scaffolding manufacturer. These third-party personal injury claims are important to identify, as they may be the source of additional compensation for your injuries, including damages for your pain and suffering.

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