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Do I Need an Attorney to Handle a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

August 12th, 2013 News

 

When can I handle a workers’ compensation claim myself, and when do I need an attorney?

Workers should be very careful trying to handle their own workers’ compensation cases. This is a complicated part of the law, and employers and insurance companies can take advantage of workers’ confusion to avoid paying what they owe.

You may be able to handle your own claim if there is no disagreement about whether you’re entitled to benefits, or you’re receiving the full amount of benefits and medical treatment you need and your injuries are minor in nature. However, if your claim has been denied or you have required surgery or have permanent disability or restrictions, or have been offered a settlement, you should call an attorney right away.

If you feel you need an attorney for your workers compensation claim, visit our workers comp webpage, request a free consultation, or give us a call at 800-815-5500.

The attorneys at Daggett Shuler helped me with three different cases when I was injured on the job. In working with me on my worker’s compensation, personal injury and disability claims, they always kept me informed along the way with each claim. The paralegals at the firm were also extremely helpful and were always available to answer any questions I had. I highly recommend Daggett Shuler, as they were successful in winning all three of my cases.

Robert Dunman