When to Hire a Workers Comp Lawyer

Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Attorneys Serving Atlanta, Marietta, Cumming, And Nearby Areas Of Georgia

Posted: May 15, 2018

If you were injured at work, you may wonder if you even need to hire a workers' compensation attorney. After all, your employer's insurance should take care of you, right? However, many victims of work injuries do need a worker's comp lawyer to make sure that they get all of the benefits they are entitled to.

If you have suffered an injury at work, give us a call at 770-888-8901 for a free case evaluation. We will let you know if we think you would benefit from a lawyer's help, or if you can probably handle your case on your own. Our consultations are free with zero obligation, so you have nothing to lose by calling.

When Do You Need a Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

You probably do not need to hire a lawyer if:

  • Your injuries were minor and do not require ongoing care
  • You do not need to take much time off work, if any
  • Your injury was witnessed and there is no dispute that it occurred due to work activities

Insurance companies will generally pay out with no trouble for simple, minor injuries. However, you may run into trouble if your injuries were more extensive or if there is any doubt that they occurred while performing work-related duties. In addition, insurance companies may try to deny or devalue your claim if:

  • You need extensive and ongoing medical care
  • You cannot return to work in a reasonable amount of time
  • You may not be able to return to work at all, or only in a diminished capacity
  • No one saw your accident
  • You have a pre-existing medical condition
  • You took too long to file your workers' comp claim

Insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart. If it looks like you are going to cost them a lot of money, or if they think they can get away with denying your claim, they will very likely try to lowball or outright deny you. This is where having a lawyer will greatly benefit you.

The experienced workers' compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC know how insurance companies operate and the tactics they use to try to pay out as little money as possible. We can help you build a solid case and arrive at a much higher compensation offer than you would likely be able to get on your own.

If you are severely injured and it looks like you may not be able to work again for some time, or if you'll need to change industries, then having a lawyer will be invaluable to help you get a long-term settlement package. In addition, if you are able to sue a third party for further compensation beyond workers' comp benefits alone, we can help you with that.

Schedule Your Workers' Compensation Consultation

If you've been injured at work, you only have a limited time to file for benefits. Call the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC at 770-888-8901 as soon as possible for your free consultation. We serve clients in Marietta, Cumming, and other nearby areas of greater Atlanta, Georgia.