Have you recently been injured while at work? Is your employer denying that this happened and/or trying to avoid paying out on your claim for various reasons? Sadly, getting a settlement for your worker's compensation claim can be difficult and time-consuming. But there is hope. Instead of trying to handle everything on your own, it helps if you hire a workers compensation attorney to take care of things for you. There are a number of advantages and reasons for doing so, including the following:
No out of pocket costs: One of the biggest reasons why people may avoid seeking to hire a workers compensation attorney is because they have no money. Having been injured on the job and being unable to work, your funds are likely dwindling faster than you want. But when you hire an attorney to handle your claim, you'll pay nothing up front. Instead of paying the attorney directly right now, you'll pay them a percentage of whatever settlement you get. This also means that you won't owe the attorney anything if he or she should happen to be unsuccessful in getting you a valid settlement offer.
Better recognition: There are people out there who would like to never work again and who look for any means possible to get money to fund their desired lifestyle. A portion of these people even go so far as to illegally fake injuries to make false worker's compensation claims. Because of this, insurance companies tend to be wary of anyone who files a claim and who doesn't have a workers compensation attorney on his or her side. Having an attorney shows the insurance company that there is at least enough evidence of your claim for you to convince a third party that your story is true. This means that they will be more likely to examine your claims rather than simply dismissing you outright.
Less stress: Dealing with all of the paperwork while also trying to heal is something that can be extremely stressful. Without an attorney, you may even have to delay or cancel doctor appointments just so that you can take care of everything that needs to be done. Even then, it can be easy to miss or to overlook something essential to your claim. Your workers compensation attorney will be able to handle most of the paperwork without you, only contacting you when he or she needs further information for your case. This will allow you to concentrate on your health and on getting back to work as soon as is reasonably possible.