Reasons You Should Hire A Workers’ Compensation Attorney
At my firm, The Law Offices of W. Dan Mahoney, P.C., I have seen many clients who have tried to handle their workers’ comp claims without the assistance of an experienced attorney. They have encountered challenges in their case and have come to my office to get help in order to recover the benefits they deserve and are entitled to under Colorado law.
Unfortunately, some of these clients have made significant errors that potentially limit the amount of compensation they are able to receive. I wanted to take a moment to discuss some of the important reasons as to why you should consult an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to help you if you have been injured on the job.
The Workers’ Compensation System Is Much More Complex Than It Appears
There are very specific rules and requirements concerning the workers’ comp process. You need to follow all of these laws at the proper time, or insurers could try to reject your claims. If you have never had a workers’ comp claim before, you are not going to know what you need to do in order to protect your claims.
An attorney who has handled these matters in the past can explain exactly what happens at each step of the process. You will be able to ask questions, and your attorney can make sure that you are doing everything that you must do to have your request for benefits approved. Hiring an attorney will make everything easier for you.
You May Not Be Aware Of All The Benefits You Are Entitled To Receive
Workers’ compensation claims are very different from personal injury cases, in that workers do not need to show any sort of negligence on the part of their employer to receive benefits. If you were injured or suffer a work-related illness while working, you are entitled to payments under the workers’ comp laws.
While this seems very straightforward, your employer’s insurers may be reluctant to pay you what you should receive. In situations where your claims have been denied, there may even be backdated awards that you could receive in certain circumstances. Having an attorney on your side throughout the process will provide you with a better opportunity to receive all of the compensation that you are allowed to recover under the law.
Your Attorney Will Be There If Any Problems Arise
These cases are not as easy as they would appear on the surface. At almost any time, your case could encounter some sort of obstacle that could place you in a very difficult financial position. This will increase the potential stress and uncertainty that you may be feeling, and make it much more difficult to recover from your injuries.
If you have an attorney working for you, the insurer’s roadblocks are easier to overcome. Your attorney will be able to address these challenges on your behalf, and fight for your position at each step. If your claims are denied, your attorney can even represent you at hearings or in court cases to ensure that you are allowed to present your side of the story.
Want To Know More About How My Firm Can Help You?
For more detailed information about our workers’ compensation practice, and what I can personally do to help you achieve success with your case, please call my Denver office at 303-225-7396 or send me an email to schedule your free consultation.