When Does Hiring A Workers’ Comp Lawyer Make Sense?
As a general rule, you don’t need a lawyer as long as the insurance company is paying all benefits you are entitled to. However, you should talk to a lawyer if:
- Your Worker’s Compensation claim has been denied.
- You are not sure what benefits you are entitled to.
- Your employer or the insurance company is trying to pick your doctor for you.
- You have been contacted by a medical case manager.
- Your employer is taking more than 2 weeks to investigate and admit that your injury is work-related.
- You have missed more than 2 weeks of work and are not yet receiving benefit checks.
- Your medical bills are not getting paid and you are concerned about your credit rating.
- You are being forced to go back to work before you feel you are ready.
- Your employer is not honoring your work restrictions.
- You are making less pay after you return to work following your injury.
- A vocational rehab counselor contacts you.
- Your work injury is to your back or neck.
- The insurance company offers you a settlement of your claim.
- The insurance company tells you your case is closed.
- You are concerned about who will pay for your future medical care.
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