In most instances, people don’t like to hire someone for a job that they can do themselves. Whether that’s something simple like changing your car’s oil or more complex like building a deck, if we’re capable of it, we’d rather save the money than pay someone else to get the job done.
In the event that you get injured, that same question often gets applied to your workers’ compensation claim. Is it worth it to hire a lawyer, or, since you have a legitimate injury, can you handle filing for compensation on your own? It’s a legitimate question, and while some people have done a great job handling their case on their own, we’re going to explain why it is worth it to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer for your injury care.
Why Hire A Work Comp Lawyer
Here’s a look at a few of the main reasons clients say that it was worth their time and money to hire a professional to assist with their injury case.
1. Complex – Work comp cases are nothing if not complex. There are legal precedents, medical records to decipher and compensation equations to calculate. You’re also going to be making a case against your employer’s insurance company, and you can bet they are going to bring a strong legal defense that you’ll need to overcome. The best way to do that is by bringing your own lawyer to the table and letting them handle the complexities of your case.
2. Avoid Missed Deadlines – Even the strongest of cases can fail if you miss a deadline or fail to file your case in a timely manner. You might not know all the deadlines, but your lawyer will. Trust them to get all the paperwork completed and submitted as needed.
3. More Money – The decision over whether or not to hire a work comp lawyer inevitably comes down to money, and while a work comp lawyer will cost money, more often than not they more than pay for their services based on the increased amount they can get you compared to what you’d be able to achieve on your own. You almost certainly will get a much higher claim award if you have a lawyer draft and submit your claim than if you try to secure compensation on your own.
4. Your Health – The most important thing after a work injury is to ensure you do everything in your power to make a full recovery, and that can be tough to do if you are focused or stressed out by your work injury claim. If you trust your case to a lawyer, you can focus solely on getting healthy while your lawyer gets you the compensation you rightly deserve.
5. A Trusted Resource – If you’re like most injured workers, you’re likely going to have some questions come up over the course of your case, and you may not know where to turn for answers. Your employer and their insurance company don’t have your best interests at heart, so they may not provide the best answers. However, if you have a lawyer, you’ll have a trusted resource to answer any questions you might have along the way.
Simply put, it is absolutely worth it to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer for your injury case. To talk with Dean about your injury case, set up a free consultation by calling his office at (952) 230-2700.
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