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Workers’ Compensation: When to Call a Lawyer
When it comes to workers compensation, having a lawyer can be useful. It is not required to have a lawyer involved with submitting or pursuing your claim. However, certain situations may arise with workers compensation which should signal you to call a lawyer right away. We’ll cover these situations, and the benefits of involving a lawyer in your workers compensation case.
When a workers compensation lawyer is vital
Having a lawyer’s insight on legal matters such as workers compensation is always a benefit, but for some situations it is vital to have lawyer involvement. Examples of these situations include:
- You are not receiving payment as outlined in the terms of your case.
- You have been promised care or benefits by the adjustor, but have not received them.
- You have been denied benefits by the carrier.
- You are unable to receive medical care.
- The employer has denied that you were injured on the job.
- If you are contacted about a deposition by the insurance company or employer’s lawyer
- Any time a third party will be involved.
Why have a lawyer for these situations?
The previously mentioned workers compensation situations can be extremely problematic for anyone trying to resolve them on their own. Without knowing the laws and having the experience with these claims, it’s nearly impossible to come out successful without insight. Do not make the mistake of thinking you can remedy these situations without a lawyer just because you did not need one to file your workers compensation claim.
The best thing you can do to receive the workers compensation you deserve is allow a professional, such as a JBA lawyer, to work through the situation for you. They will know exactly how to proceed, and can give you guidance on where your claim stands.
Seeking workers compensation representation? Call JBA.
When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of workers compensation, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the program and its requirements. Consulting an individual who has insight on workers compensation and the claims process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.
Before trying to work out troublesome workers compensation situations on your own, contact our office to make sure you understand your legal rights. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!
Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases and Maryland & Virginia workers compensation cases, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your workers compensation!