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If you or a loved one have been involved in a work accident, get medical help right away when needed. Then, file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer, immediately. Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance may seem like they have your back but getting maximum recovery is not as important to them. With a trusted workers compensation lawyer, you can receive maximum while you recover physically, mentally and emotionally.

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Do You Need a Workers Compensation Lawyer?

Work accidents may be common but it’s not common knowledge whether or not people should hire a workers compensation lawyer. After a work accident, it may seem easier and quicker to take the compensation that a workers’ comp. insurance offers. Nonetheless, do not settle. Insurance companies don’t want attorneys to get involved because they know that getting away with anything will be nearly impossible.

Getting a lawyer may seem intimidating but recovering without legal help can be challenging. You need to make sure you are receiving maximum for your recovery: physically, mentally and emotionally. The mind can cloud judgment and make you miss out and settle for less. Attorneys are meant to take the weight off your shoulders, so you can focus on you and your loved ones.  

So, to answer the question, “do you need a workers compensation lawyer”? It doesn’t hurt to reach out to a trusted attorney and ask. The best way to know for sure if your injury is a worker’s compensation case, is to contact an attorney who you can trust. 

Work Accident Causes

Work injuries come in many ways. Some workers’ compensation injuries are more common than others. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average every year the most common damages are: 

  • Sprains, strains, and tears (about 35%)
  • Soreness or pain (about 18%)
  • Cuts, lacerations, and punctures (about 9%)
  • Cruises and contusions (about 9%)
  • Fractures (about 8%)
  • And more…

No matter the circumstance, get medical help immediately. Then, file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer – no matter if you hire a general work injury lawyer or not -. It is crucial to take action as soon as possible.

Another critical step after a work accident is to document everything. Turn in any evidence, for example pictures or documents that you have or can get to your workers compensation lawyer. These are important to any workers’ comp claim.

What a Workers Compensation Lawyer Proves

The evidence can be used for your benefit. It may seem obvious who is at-fault but the insurance companies will use anything against you to negotiate a lower price. Even the most obvious points will need to be proven. When negotiating a workers’ comp. claim, a lawyer will:

Identify all liable parties.

These may include but are not limited to:

  • The injured worker
  • The company
  • A manufacturer the company works with
  • Another employee

Gather and preserve all evidence.

This may include but are not limited to:

  • Pictures
  • Letters
  • Medical treatment documentation including emergency room visits, if applicable 
  • Workers’ compensation claim number

The overwhelming thought of claiming what’s yours after an accident is a terrible feeling. A trusted workers compensation lawyer is meant to help take work off your plate, so you can get your life back on track. All of this proof is to show who is liable. 

Find Who’s Liable After a Work Accident

The liable party will not always out-right admit fault. There are questions that can be answered to figure out who should be held liable. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Did the hazardous condition exist long enough that a reasonable property owner could have acted to eliminate it?
  2. Did the property owner routinely check for potential hazards on the property?
  3. Was there a reasonable justification for the potential hazard, and did that justification exist at the time of the slip and fall accident?
  4. Could the hazardous condition have been made less dangerous through preventative measures?

Gathering as much evidence as possible is important to your case. With a reliable attorney, they can take the evidence and turn your situation around. Your mental, emotional and physical health is imperative, so focus on your recovery. Our team can support your claim.

Contact Us For a Free Consultation With a Workers Compensation Lawyer

Here at Malloy Law Offices, LLC, we are experienced inside and outside of the courtroom. So, no matter where your case goes, we will be one step ahead. We understand the overwhelming process of a work injury, so:

  • We offer a contingency fee: there is never a fee unless we win your case
  • Our commitment to strive for maximum compensation is top priority
  • Here, there is a comfortable space for not only English speakers, but Spanish and Russian as well, as our team speaks all 3 languages fluently

To us you will not just be a number but a member of the family. This is what we call “The Malloy System”, where we value transparency, honesty and education with clients among others. If you ever have a question about a work injury, contact us. We offer a free consultation: (888) 982-0906. Get back what you are entitled to and nothing less.