Atticus offers free, high-quality workers' compensation advice to those injured at work. Our team of Stanford and Harvard trained lawyers has a combined 15+ years of legal experience, and help thousands of Americans get the benefits they deserve each year.
An injury you get in the workplace can be incredibly stressful — not only are you in pain or discomfort, but you could lose income if you need to miss work. Workers’ compensation will replace some of your wages, but the system is hard to navigate on your own. That’s where a lawyer comes in.
While most people assume you only need a lawyer in the most dire of situations, they’re actually your greatest asset from the start when it comes to workers’ comp.
A workers’ compensation lawyer is an expert who can guide you through the process from beginning to end. They’ll communicate with insurance companies, fill out paperwork, keep track of deadlines, and help you get the medical care you deserve. And most importantly for many people, your lawyer can increase the size of your payout.
Lawyers can provide unique support no matter which stage of the workers’ comp process you’re in. Let’s look at seven situations when you should hire a lawyer:
Related: How much does a workers' comp lawyer cost?
If you get injured at work but it’s minor and you miss little or no time, then you probably don’t need to work with a lawyer. But honestly, if you’re filing a claim, a lawyer can help you. The workers’ comp system is not easy to navigate on your own and working with an expert will make the whole process smoother. Even if your injuries aren’t severe and you only expect a small payout, a lawyer will fight to get you as much as possible.
Still not sure about getting a workers’ comp lawyer? Atticus offers free legal advice to help you understand whether or not you should find a lawyer. And if you do decide to hire a lawyer, we can recommend someone who we’ve already vetted. Start with this 2-minute quiz.
While there are many types of people advertising assistance, it’s important to find an someone who's experienced and knowledgeable.
Here are a couple of things to look for in a workers’ comp lawyer:
Atticus can give you free legal advice on your case and connect you with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer from our trusted network. Get started here to learn more.
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