If you are harmed while on the job, you may be eligible for a workman’s compensation claim. While it is possible to undertake this process by yourself, it is important to be aware that your employer is looking out for the company and not individual employees. Therefore, you may need to consider hiring a lawyer to protect your rights.
When to Hire an Attorney
If you sustained a serious injury, will require time off work or may be unable to return to your job after the accident, you may want to consider hiring a lawyer to assist with your case. In addition, if you feel that your employer has retaliated against you for filing the claim, an attorney can help protect your rights. Finally, if you tried to settle the claim on your own, but your employer’s settlement will not cover your expenses and lost wages from the injury, a lawyer can help you get adequate compensation.
Why Hire a Lawyer
A workman’s compensation claim involves proving the harm occurred on the job and being able to provide evidence for the extent of the injury. An attorney can help you navigate the documents needed to prove your case. In addition, your employer’s insurance will have skilled legal counsel; by hiring a lawyer you can ensure that you have the same guidance.
When you’ve experienced an accident at your place of employment, you aren’t alone. Contact A. B. Olmos & Associates PC 678-683-8500 to learn more about why you should hire a lawyer if you are injured at work.