Should You or Shouldn’t You Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have an injury or illness due to work-related reasons, you may be mulling over hiring a workers’ compensation attorney or handling your case alone. There are many factors involved, such as the extent of your condition, the overall circumstances that led to it, and the behavior of your employer or its insurance company.
Generally speaking, you have a good chance of getting by without an attorney’s help if all of the following are true in your situation:
> Your workplace injury is minor (for example, a small cut or a twisted ankle)
> Your employer acknowledges that the injury occurred in your workplace.
> The injury did not make a significant difference in your ability to work.
> You don’t have a pre-existing condition that may have been worsened by the recent work-related injury.
On the other hand, …