7 Great Advantages Of Hiring A Work Injury Attorney Today
So the worst-case scenario has happened, and you find yourself injured while on the job site.
Many people believe this is a matter they can see to themselves, that it’s no different than working with their car insurance after getting a flat tire… wrong!
To have this matter attended to and get the return you deserve on your work injury, you need to seek out the advice of an experienced work injury attorney.
They’ve seen cases like yours before and can fill you in on the proper way to carry on with your case.
Here are several benefits as to why you should consider hiring a work injury attorney right away!
1. Communication with the Insurance Company
Filing a work injury claim means that you will soon be receiving a phone call from the insurance company of the workplace or location where you were hurt at work.
These insurance companies have one goal in mind, and it isn’t to make sure that you’re taken care of. They’re trying to protect their wallets and their client’s legal safety at the same time.
Because of that, they’ll often try to talk you into accepting an offer that’s way too low and wording it as if it was the only offer you were ever going to receive.
Assuming you have little or no experience with this, you may feel obligated to accept the offer in fear of walking away with nothing at all. Instead, reach out to a work injury attorney to do your bidding.
- They will take on all of the communication responsibilities with the insurance company that doesn’t require you to make a statement.
- They’ll also advise you on what to say during your statement. That means you have far less stress and can worry about recovering during this time.
2. Getting the Most for Your Claim
There are far more aspects to a personal injury claim that just noting when and where it happened. That is an opportunity for you to maximize the return on your claim.
Your attorney will walk you through all of this by providing you with the accurate questions and specifics to receiving a higher settlement from the insurance companies.
Things like rating your pain, the lingering effects of your injury, etc can push the insurance company to make a move sooner than later.
The more in-depth your report and claim is, the more money you’re entitled to during a settlement.
3. Expectations of the Process
Did you know that a work injury claim can take years before completing?
That’s a long time to handle for yourself, with insurance companies offering you settlement after settlement during that span… you’ll want someone on your side with experience.
Your attorney can set your expectations for how long the process may potentially take and advise you on what steps to take during that time.
Over the span of a few years, it’s easy to lose sight of the longterm goal you have for this claim. An attorney will make sure you stay on task!
4. Explanation of Your Rights
Now imagine, during those few years of waiting out for the claim to be settled, yourself wondering what rights you do and don’t have during that span.
It’s not a black and white process to those that haven’t gone through it before.
The work injury lawyer will know exactly what your rights are and will give you personal and legal advice every step of the way.
Insurance companies will make it sound as if you have no choice but to talk with them every time they demand it of you. Turns out, that’s not the case at all (in certain situations) and your attorney will help you understand those situations.
5. Build up Your Case
One of the most essential parts of your entire work injury claim is providing and building the case around it to prove the other party is indeed at fault.
You have to prove that, without a doubt, your personal injury happened due to the other party and would have been avoided if it weren’t for their negligence.
That can be a scary and aggressive feat for someone not in that line of business.
If you have an attorney, they’ll help build your case with you and take the dirty work off of your hands to compile evidence that supports it.
6. They Will Exhaust All Options to Help You
One of the most common misunderstandings of having an attorney is that they aren’t affected by the outcome of your case.
Many people think that the attorney doesn’t truly care about the outcome because it doesn’t play a part in their personal life which couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Work injury attorneys don’t get paid unless you do, so they use every resource they have to see to it that you receive maximum returns on your claim.
7. Prepared for Trial
While it doesn’t happen often, there is always a chance that your claim could be taken to court at any point if the insurance company sees no merit in your claim.
An attorney is always prepared to take a case to trial; it’s what they do best. That gives you protection should the case be taken in that direction.
More than that, it shows the insurance company that you’re always ready to go the trial route as well. That typically will force their hands on reaching a settlement.
Hire a Work Injury Attorney for Your Case
Anytime you have a work injury, take the necessary precautions and get a work injury attorney on your side.
Best of luck with your case and remember that you’re not alone, your attorney will be with you every step of the way!
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