When people think about hiring an attorney, they often focus on the initial costs instead of the true benefits of hiring an attorney. Some lawyers require an up-front fee, others work on a retainer, while others only get compensated if they return a favorable result. It may seem counter-intuitive to pay someone to help you collect money you’re legally entitled to, but more often than not it pays off in the long run. Today, we explain how hiring a workers’ compensation attorney can actually save you money in the long run.
Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Comp Lawyer
Here are just a couple of reasons why hiring a workers’ compensation attorney will work out in your favor.
They Know How To Deal With Insurance Companies
Insurance companies like to take advantage of injured workers’ unfamiliarity of the compensation system. Odds are they’ll lowball you or look to deny your claim over minor details, which is where your workers’ compensation lawyer comes in. Your attorney will ensure you aren’t taken advantage of by the insurance companies, which in turn leads to…
A Better Offer
A workers’ compensation attorney knows what a fair compensation package includes and they won’t be afraid to fight on your behalf. You may have to pay your attorney a percentage of your settlement, but if your attorney can get you five times more than the initial offer, it’s well worth it to pay an attorney to get a more favorable result.
They’ll Ensure The Paperwork Is In Order
The workers’ compensation system can be complex, and if you try to navigate it on your own, there’s a chance you’ll miss filing a document or missing a deadline. If you don’t correctly document your case or file in an appropriate manner, you can have your claim denied. By hiring a workers’ compensation attorney, you’re ensuring that all the paperwork that is necessary for a valid claim will be filed in an orderly fashion.
Your Interests Are Aligned
Another reason we recommend hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer is because your interests are exactly the same, which can’t be said for your employer or the insurance company. Both you and your attorney benefit from getting you the best compensation package possible, so it’s always great to have an ally when you’re going up against your employer and insurance company who are solely focused on their bottom line. The more compensation you receive, the bigger the payday for the attorney, assuming they get a percentage of your compensation, so they have a vested interest in getting you as much as possible, which can only serve to benefit you in the long run.
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