Despite what you may have heard, you do have the right to hire an attorney to help you with your workers’ compensation claim. It may be advantageous to do so, and there are some factors you should consider when making the decision. A workers’ compensation attorney can help you by:
Evaluating Your Claim
If you’ve been injured at work, you may know that you should file for workers’ compensation, but you may not understand what that means. Even if your employer is cooperating with you, it can still be useful to have an experienced attorney evaluate your claim. An attorney can look at your medical records and injuries and determine what your next steps should be regarding your claim and what your claim may realistically be worth.
Helping With Your Claim
An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you put together your claim and let you recover from your injuries. An attorney can collect details of the incident that caused your injury and make sure there is proper documentation. They can respond to the employer or insurance company with any requests for further information. An attorney can ensure that all deadlines are fully complied with. In addition, an attorney can ensure that you see the right medical providers for your needs and that your injuries are well documented. If you have an attorney on your side, there is less chance of a misstep or a mistake that could derail your claim.
Protecting Your Rights
An experienced workers’ compensation attorney will be on your side and work to protect your rights. The insurance company or employer will likely have an attorney on their side, and they have an incentive not to pay out on your claim. Having an attorney of your own will put you on an even playing field. An attorney will focus on the course of action that is in your best interest and help you through the process.
Determining Third Party Liability
In some work injury cases, there is a third party that is responsible for your injury. For instance, were you injured by defective machinery at work? There may be a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the machinery in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. An experienced attorney will have the knowledge necessary to identify any potential third parties who may be liable.
A Las Vegas Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help
If you’ve been injured at work, you should give serious consideration to having an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side. For over 50 years, GGRM has been helping injured workers. To set up your free consultation, contact us online or call us at 702-978-7641 today.