Do You Need a Lawyer For Your Claim?

If you've been injured at work, you may be wondering how you'll pay for rent or your mortgage and medical bills while you're out of work. Fortunately, assistance may be available for you through a workers' compensation claim.

Why Speak With a Workers' Compensation Attorney?

In an ideal world, you'd file for workers' compensation immediately after an injury and promptly be awarded the benefits you need while you're recovering. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case for most workers' compensation applicants.

A workers' compensation lawyer can help you in many ways. First off, a workers' comp lawyer can review your claim and determine if you're even eligible for workers' comp. Some types of employees, like volunteers and seasonal/temporary workers are not eligible for workers' comp benefits. In some states, companies with less than four employees are not required to even offer workers' comp.

After determining if you have a claim, a workers' compensation attorney can help you claim for the correct benefit value. You may be entitled to damages beyond your lost wages, such as any medical bills (past and future) from your workplace injury, or the cost of job rehabilitation if you are no longer able to perform the work you used to.

How Expensive Is a Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

The best news of all is that when you work with a workers' compensation lawyer, you do not need to pay any fees or "deposits" upfront. A workers' comp lawyer is only paid once you win your claim. There is no risk in reaching out to a workers' comp attorney today.

Here are some specific scenarios when you may want to connect with a workers' comp attorney: