Work injuries are serious matters, and many workers find themselves taken advantage of by their employer and insurance companies. These cases require a skilled attorney to make sure your rights remain intact through the work comp process. In this article, we will talk about the ways in which a work comp lawyer can help protect your rights after a workplace injury.
Protecting Your Employee Rights
Simply put, your employer does not have your best interests in mind when you’ve been injured at work. On the job injuries can be costly for employers, so the company and their work comp insurer will do everything in their power to protect their interests and bottom lines. Unfortunately, the employee often gets taken advantage of when they’re up against large corporations and insurance companies. That’s why you need an experienced workplace compensation attorney to stand by your side and make sure your rights are defended at every turn.
Free Consultations & Contingency Fees
OK, so you’re convinced you need an attorney to represent you – your next concern is likely cost. Many people are under the impression that hiring a lawyer will bankrupt them. While it’s true that many attorneys have large fees, work comp and personal injury lawyers are somewhat different. First of all, nearly all work injury attorneys will offer a free consultation. In fact, you should never pay for an initial consultation for your work injury. Second, workplace injury lawyers also work for contingency fees. That means you don’t owe any money unless your attorney wins your case and gets you the monetary compensation you deserve. Their fee then comes out of the money won during trial.
Piece of Mind
Perhaps the largest benefit of having a work comp attorney at your side is the piece of mind it can bring. When you’re dealing with an injury you need to focus all of your energy on healing. When you have a lawyer on your side you don’t need to deal directly with your employer or insurance company. Your attorney handles everything and they legally have to do everything in their power to protect your best interests.
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