Benefits of Workers’ Comp Attorney vs Self-Representation

Mar 09 2023

When To Hire a Worker’s Compensation Attorney

If you’ve been injured on the job and are trying to negotiate worker’s compensation benefits, you might feel like you’re swimming in a sea of paperwork that has no end. You may be overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. In this case, you need to hire a worker’s comp attorney to guide you through the process and negotiate the best possible settlement. Our firm can help you receive compensation from your employer for your injury.  

Should I Hire a Worker’s Compensation Attorney or Handle My Own Case?

Although workers’ compensation claims may seem straightforward, circumstances usually arise that you are not even aware of. Perhaps your compensation claim has been denied or your employer is offering an amount that will not cover your medical expenses or lost wages. Maybe you don’t know if the settlement your company is offering is worded correctly or you don’t understand the legal terms. You may have to go to court against your employer and work comp  insurance company to fight for your compensation benefits. And with injuries and financial stress, you can’t fathom doing so. That’s when a worker’s comp attorney can help.

Benefits of Hiring a Worker’s Compensation Attorney

When in doubt, hire a worker’s comp attorney and reap the benefits. We’re specially trained to help an injured worker understand the complexities of worker’s comp claims. We can determine the benefits you qualify for, which could cover everything from wages to reimbursement of medical bills. We’ll go through your paperwork to make sure that there is no unclear language, hidden difficulties or potential conflict with your Social Security Disability Insurance payments.

What’s more, we can handle negotiations for you. We’ll collect the evidence insurance companies require and have you meet with the right medical providers who can verify your condition. If you end up having to take your claim to court, we can represent you and handle the paperwork efficiently so that you don’t have to worry about organizing records, filing motions or contacting witnesses.

You may also find yourself dealing with other legal issues due to your injury. Perhaps another employee was partly responsible for an accident or you’ve got a self-insured employer. These can cause complications in your claim. But you don’t have to handle them. We can do it for you.

How Can Alverson + O’Brien Attorneys Help You? 

Our attorneys have experience handling worker’s comp claims both at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. We’ll start by giving you a free consultation so that we can assess your case and let you know exactly how we can help. If you decide to rely on our office to pursue your claim, we’ll give you personal attention from start to finish, answering your questions, explaining sticky points and communicating every step of the way. We’re committed to helping you achieve a fair worker’s comp settlement that will allow you to recover and move on with your life.