Know when to hire a lawyer for a work injury
Written by our workers’ compensation lawyers in Virginia Beach
It may be tempting to represent yourself in a workers’ compensation case, particularly if the insurance company is treating you well during the first few days or weeks after your work accident. However, there are many pitfalls and mistakes that can cost you the benefits you deserve.
At KRS Law, we hope it does not happen to you. For nearly 15 years, our workers’ compensation lawyers have helped injured workers navigate the complex world of workers’ compensation in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and all of Hampton Roads.
If you’ve suffered a workplace injury or occupational disease, you need to know when to hire a lawyer. Otherwise, you may endanger your chance of receiving benefits. The following are some KRS Law tips on when to hire a lawyer:
• KRS Law workers’ compensation lawyer Adam Shall recommends contacting a lawyer immediately, and hire one if appropriate, in order to advise and/or assist you in filing the workers’ compensation claim properly. You need to ensure that your claim is complete and accurate. An incomplete or inaccurate claim could prejudice your rights to benefits you deserve. Speaking with a workers’ compensation lawyer who knows the law can help you do it correctly.
• Many things will start to happen when you report your accident and file a claim for benefits. According to the KRS Law workers’ compensation lawyers, the time to consult with and/or hire a lawyer is BEFORE the insurance adjuster contacts you. You may receive a call from the claims adjuster shortly after the accident is reported asking for a recorded statement, but you do not have to provide one. We encourage you to talk with one of our worker’ compensation lawyers as soon as possible to ensure ALL of your rights are protected.
• When your employer is threatening to retaliate against you if you file a workers compensation claim, Adam Shall says it’s time to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer. In Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton Roads, and throughout Virginia, it is unlawful for an employer to fire you solely because you file, or intend to file, a workers’ compensation claim. If your employer threatens to fire you for filing a claim, contact us to discuss your case.
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KRS Law has workers’ compensation lawyers serving Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and all of Hampton Roads.