Why would you need a lawyer for a workers’ compensation claim?

On Behalf of | Apr 6, 2017 | Workers' Compensation

Every year, numerous workers in California suffer a variety of injuries, and you might be one of them. You probably already know that workers’ compensation benefits are available to help with your medical expenses, lost wages and other needs. Because this system is already in place, you might wonder why you would need an attorney to help you with your claim.

Put simply, because things do not always go as planned. You might not receive the quality of care that you expect. Perhaps the doctor fails to treat your injuries properly and refuses to listen to your concerns. Your employer or the insurance company could deny you benefits or the treatments that your doctor says you need.

You might need your work duties to be modified while you recover, or you could need other accommodations to allow you to perform your duties, but your employer refuses to provide them. Your employer, including supervisors, managers and co-workers, might harass you or somehow retaliate against you for filing a claim. You could face some sort of discrimination due to your injury. An attorney can help you with these and other concerns you might have as you recover from your injuries.

Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits is not always as easy as filling out a piece of paper either. An attorney understands how the system works and knows what evidence is needed in order to help ensure that you receive the benefits to which you may be entitled. When you suffer a work-related injury, you need to focus on recovering and getting your life back. It might be beneficial to let a California attorney advocate for you during this time.

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