If you have been injured on the job, you may be wondering what your legal
rights are. At Brooks Law, we understand that you have many questions
at this time about what you are entitled to. There are many factors in
a workers’ comp case, including the type and the severity of your
injuries, and the circumstances surrounding your case.
Should I Handle the Claim on My Own?
Many people choose not to hire an attorney because they do not think it
is worth the trouble. Particularly in what they believe are relatively
minor cases, such as a cut or a slight fracture. Furthermore,
workers’ compensation is a government system designed specifically to prevent these cases from
having to go to court. More often than not, however, the benefits of having
a workers’ compensation lawyer often outweigh any negative.
When You Should Hire an Attorney
Hiring an attorney can help give weight to your claim, regardless of how
small or large the situation may be. Under the laws, you have every right
to hire an attorney. Especially if your injuries were so severe so as
to lead to permanent disability or another life-altering circumstance.
These are some other reasons why you might need an attorney for your case:
- Your injuries were so severe that you needed to undergo surgery.
- You will not recover to the same level or state that you were in before
- You are no longer able to work due to your injury or illness.
- You have a major or several pre-existing conditions or disabilities.
- You believe that there are other benefits you should be receiving.
- You were denied any medical benefits.
- Your employer has a dispute with the workers’ comp decisions.
Ultimately, the decision to hire an attorney is a personal one that only
you can answer. The legal system is often complicated, and it can be easy
for anyone to misinterpret or have a misunderstanding about his or her
legal rights. Having an attorney can provide you with answers and help
you navigate through it all.
Call Us at (888) 558-0622!
Having a Somerville workers’ compensation lawyer can offer you the
strength to a situation. While workers’ compensation is meant to
ensure you are given fair consideration under the law, you can steer the
direction of your claim to work in your favor. Our legal team who is knowledgeable
about the intricacies of the law and can negotiate on your behalf.
Do not hesitate to
contact Brooks Law for assistance with your workers’ compensation claim. We offer only
the highest-quality legal representation possible.