When should you hire an experienced attorney if you were injured at work?
You were recently injured at work. You reported your accident to your supervisor. You received medical attention and made your physician aware that it was an on-the-job injury. You documented the injury in your medical records. The next item on your to-do list should be to determine whether or not you need to consider hiring help from an experienced attorney.
When you may not need an attorney’s assistance
If any or all of the bullets below are true, you may not need the assistance of an attorney after an on-the-job injury. Filing a worker’s compensation case may not be necessary if:
- You suffered a minor workplace injury (ex., sprained ankle, a minor cut needing a few stitches).
- Your employer admitted the injury happened at work.
- You missed little or no work due to your injury.
- You do not have a pre-existing condition affecting the same body part as the recent workplace injury.
When you should consider hiring an attorney for an on-the-job injury
Lepley, Engelman, Yaw, & Wilk LLC recommend giving us a call to schedule a free consultation if the below statements are true about your on-the-job injury:
- If your injury requires surgery, one of our worker’s compensation attorneys can help determine the fair reimbursement value when surgery, and if any necessary recovery time, may be needed.
- If your injury may impact your future job performance.
- Your injury prevents you from working. Many insurance companies will spend as much money as possible to avoid paying your salary for the rest of your life. They will hire the very best investigators and experts. You should too!
- Suppose you had a pre-existing condition or problem in the same part of the body where the on-the-job injury occurred. In many situations, pre-existing conditions can complicate claims. That is why hiring an experienced worker’s compensation attorney can help.
- Your case has already been denied.
- Your physician releases you to work before you are or feel ready to return to work.
- You need additional medical treatment.
How We Can Help?
Even if you fall under the “may not need assistance” in your worker’s compensation case as mentioned above, the attorneys at Lepley, Engelman, Yaw, & Wilk LLC suggest contacting us for a free consultation. We can help you determine if you can handle your on-the-job injury case independently or if you need assistance from an experienced attorney. Contact us today to discuss your options if you have sustained an injury or become sick due to your job.