10 Signs That You Need A Workers' Compensation Lawyer


Being injured on the job is stressful enough, even with a cooperative employer. Workplace injuries are usually covered through your employer's workers' compensation insurance. This insurance is provided and paid for by your employer to take care of your medical needs in the event of an on-the-job injury. You must do your part to help ensure that your rights are protected, so make sure you do these two tasks as soon as possible after the injury.

  1. Seek medical help, no matter how much your employers or co-workers may discourage it.
  2. Tell your supervisor immediately and get your injury documented.

Once you have taken care of those two tasks, however, there may come a time when you realize that you are not completely satisfied with the way your workers' compensation case is being handled. If you are wondering if it's time to seek more help, read on for these 10 signs that you need to call a workers' compensation lawyer.

  1. Your medical benefits are being denied, leaving you unable to seek care and treatment.
  2. Your claim is being disputed by your employer or your employer is being uncooperative.
  3. You feel that you may never be able to work at that particular job again, or you feel that you will never be able to work at any type of job again.
  4. Your injuries were severe enough that you were hospitalized for an extended period of time and/or you required surgery as a result of the on-the-job injury.
  5. Your doctor has advised you that you will likely not recover fully from your injuries.
  6. You want to dispute an adverse action by the workers' compensation board or your employers' insurance.
  7. You have reason to doubt that you are receiving the full benefits of your employers' workers' compensation insurance.
  8. You are confused about the process and unsure how to proceed without professional help.
  9. You have a more difficult to prove injury, such as a mental health condition that you believe was brought about as a direct result of your job. For instance, job related stress that can be tied to a heart attack..
  10. You have a injury that is the result of cumulative events rather than a one-time injury. This type of injury occurs due to repeated exposure or repetitive physical activity. For example, carpel tunnel syndrome due to typing or respiratory diseases caused by repeated exposure to chemicals.

You may be losing valuable benefits by not contacting a lawyer at a place like Lipman Law Firm PC in a timely manner. Each state's statute of limitations is different, but seeking experienced professional legal help should be done as soon as you experience any one of the above 10 signs.


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