An attorney is important in workers’ compensation cases because without one, you may never get a hearing. Without a hearing you may not get necessary treatment or the correct amount of benefits. An attorney will get you more benefits than you’ll be able to get on your own.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, or suffered an illness on the job, you will have several questions about your potential claims that an attorney can answer.
While you aren’t required to have a lawyer to file a workers’ compensation claim, you can be sure the employer’s insurance carrier has attorneys working for it. Insurance companies deny your claims, leaving you struggling to pay your bills.
Many insurance companies will try to poke holes in your case, using incomplete medical forms or legal technicalities to refuse paying for your treatment or to reduce your monetary payments. If they have an attorney, why not hire someone who will to fight for you? Having an attorney can prevent the insurance company from attempting to take advantage of you!
If you have been injured in a workplace accident or suffered illness on the job, please contact the attorneys at Northland Injury Law at 816-400-4878. We will be happy to provide you with a free consultation to help you assess your options.