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Why to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

People may advise you that you won’t need legal representation when you file a Workers’ Compensation claim. Perhaps they’ll tell you it’s easy enough to handle it yourself or that it’s not worth the cost. They may say that all you need is a note from a doctor, and that’s it.

It’s probably a well-meaning friend or your employer’s representative giving you this notion. At the law firm of Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C., it’s been our experience that these assertions aren’t completely accurate. What’s more, we know — based on the thousands of cases we’ve handled — that the assistance of an experienced work injury lawyer will only be to your benefit.

What You Need to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in California

The process of filing a Workers’ Compensation claim is more than just filling out forms. You need to:

  • Report the injury. You should get medical care ASAP, but if your employer requires you to see a doctor in the insurance’s provider network, you may have to go there. You need to notify your employer of the injury within 30 days.
  • File the claim with your employer. You’ll fill out a form provided by the employer or get it from the California government, if your employer doesn’t provide one. The information you need to complete and file the claim may or may not be obvious, and you might need assistance.
  • File an appeal in case of a dispute.

Not only do you need to do more than just fill out forms, you need to meet deadlines. This may be a weight too heavy to bear alone, especially when you’re ill or injured.

We Provide Help with Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Those who tell you not to hire an attorney may not be fully invested in getting you the best care, and getting those expenses covered. Your employer may be more interested in you returning to work, perhaps before you’re ready. Your friends may not be familiar with the process and how a missed deadline can be the end of your claim. Your employer’s insurance company has your health concerns at the bottom of their list of things to worry about.

Our work injury lawyers are most concerned about your well-being. You will be more than just another Workers’ comp case to us. We want to help you get into the best position to heal your injuries and return to work if possible, without the worries associated with bills and strife. We want you to be able to move forward with life instead of being stuck in a battle with an insurance company.

We are your second set of eyes on your claim. While you can see the details clearly through your memory of the pain you suffered, we add the clarity of a thorough investigation into what happened. We can see potential legal issues that you may not, thanks to a decade of helping other Southern Californians deal with situations like yours. You won’t have to worry about missing form deadlines or missing information on your forms with us on your side.

Free Consultation to Discuss Your Work Injury Claim

The cost for our services to you is nothing unless you receive benefits as a result of our work. From the first conversation, we take care of all the costs related to our efforts on your claim. If you’re in the Southern California area and worried about a workplace injury, get in touch with us now by calling toll-free or visiting us online.

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