When do I need a Lawyer for my Workers Compensation Claim?
This is a question asked quite frequently amongst injured workers. In fact, it's a question I am asked nearly every time I meet with someone about a work comp claim. An easier question to answer would be, “when is it a good idea to talk to a lawyer about my work comp claim?” Talking to a lawyer is not necessarily the same as hiring a lawyer. The easiest answer is: it is never too early. The sooner you speak to an attorney the better.
Often, injured workers wait too long to contact a Workers Comp Attorney, and the attorney has to play catch up, rather than leading the claim. Reaching out early allows the injured worker the benefit of having an attorney on their side from the beginning. Remember you are dealing with an insurance company which handles hundreds of claims daily. They have experienced claims adjusters and attorneys managing their files. Shouldn't you consider the same? The following can help guide you of when to consider contacting a work comp attorney.