Workers’ Comp: When to Lawyer Up

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Have you been injured on the job? If so, you have a right to workers’ comp, which is where your employer will pay for your medical expenses. You may be wondering if it’s necessary to call a lawyer in these situations. In some cases, it’s not necessary. However, there are some instances in which it will be to your benefit to consult with a lawyer. Here’s when you should lawyer up:

  • Denied Claim – If you were injured on the job and your claim was denied, you should consult with a lawyer. A lawyer will help you appeal your claim and aim to get you the compensation you deserve.
  • Pre-Existing Condition – If you happen to have a pre-existing condition on the area of your body that is injured, you can expect to have trouble with your insurance company. Your insurance company will likely try to put blame on your pre-existing condition and not the accident you suffered from on the job. In this instance, it is highly recommended that you consult with a lawyer.
  • You Can’t Work  – If your injury is preventing you from working for a long period of time, you should consult with a lawyer to make sure you are maximizing your workers’ comp benefits. Working with a lawyer in this instance will get you the help you need, especially if you need to change careers as a result of your injury.
  • Can’t Get Treated – It’s common for insurance companies to either deny or delay claims. A lawyer can help put pressure on your insurance company so you can get your treatment in a timely manner.

We hope you always consult with a lawyer if you are facing any of these issues with workers’ comp. If you have any questions regarding workers’ comp and the services we provide, please contact us at James M. Snow Law today!