4 Reasons to Hire a Workers’ Compensation LawyerBy Kenton Koszdin on October 11, 2018 | In Workers Compensation
Hiring a Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help you get the benefits you need after being injured on the job, or if you have an illness related to your work environment. There are several reasons you would need a lawyer to get through the Workers’ Compensation process. If the thought of going it alone makes you nervous, know that it isn’t necessary.
Getting Through the Claims Process
The claims process itself can be rather lengthy and full of legal jargon that’s hard to understand, especially if you’ve never been in this position before. While you may be getting advice from friends and family about how to file your claim, what you may receive as benefits, and other important details, no two cases are ever the same. A Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help explain your situation based on the facts of your particular case, and also help you through every step, even an appeal if needed.
Legal Experience on Your Side
A Workers’ Compensation lawyer that specializes in these types of cases approaches each with legal experience on top of their extensive legal education. When taking advice from friends, family, coworkers, etc. you don’t really know if that advice will work for or against you. Your lawyer’s experience will improve your chances of getting the Workers’ Compensation benefits you deserve.
Third-party Liability Cases
Sometimes it isn’t your employer or the workplace that causes an injury or illness. If there is a third party involved, such as a vendor or janitorial service, a Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help to build a case against the third party involved. This case is in addition to your Workers’ Comp claim and must be handled correctly with proper supporting evidence and testimonies. This may not be something you can tackle on your own and a Workers’ Comp lawyer can help you.
A California Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Isn’t Expensive
You might think hiring a lawyer is expensive and their fees reduce the amount of benefits you will receive. However, you may be more likely to receive more in benefits with a lawyer on your side than if you attempt to receive Workers’ Comp benefits on your own. Plus, the state of California has placed a cap on what a Workers’ Compensation lawyer can charge for their services.
At just 15%, California ensures anyone who needs a Workers’ Comp lawyer can afford one. Working on contingency, you won’t need to pay your lawyer up front, as their fees come out of the final settlement. When a lawyer’s earnings are directly impacted by your settlement, it gives them an incentive to work hard on your behalf.
With so many benefits to hiring a Workers’ Compensation lawyer, it is important to choose one that will support you throughout the entire process. Kenton Koszdin is just that lawyer, who will fight for the Workers’ Compensation settlement you deserve. Workers’ Compensation hearings and trials can be stressful without a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer on your side.