Do I Need a Lawyer for Workers’ Compensation Proceedings?

Injured employees may be asking themselves, “Do I need a lawyer for workers' compensation proceedings? Can't I just represent myself?” To file a claim, you don't need a lawyer. But, by not having a lawyer, you risk missing important deadlines and decrease your chances of successfully filing a claim.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Workers' Compensation?

Employers, insurance companies, and other parties are more likely to take your claim seriously if you have an attorney. Further, an experienced workers' compensation attorney can help you uncover indispensable evidence and prepare for your workers' compensation hearing Think about how many hours you give to your place of employment. How many days, weeks, and months of the year do you give to someone else's business? When you don't feel valued as an employee, you could carry a certain resentment to having to build someone else’s dream each day you get up and go to work.  Now, imagine one day you're working, and you experience a horrific accident in which a work machine crushes your pinky finger. Because of the severe damage to your pinky finger, doctors have to amputate your finger. The pain you experience is immense, and now you discover that your workplace is denying you compensation. If this nightmare situation is similar to yours, then reaching out to a workers' compensation attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Even if your injury isn't as significant as the scenario above, you can still receive compensation for a variety of damages. 

Do I Need a Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

The slightest error when filing your workers' comp claim result in a denial. If you're missing medical documents or a single signature, your claim could be denied. The sheer amount of paperwork associated with a workers' comp claim can be confusing and overwhelming if you’ve never had to do it before. Although you may have a difficult time figuring out how to file your workers' comp claim, a workers' comp lawyer can walk you through the process of filing your claim. Because of their years of experience with workers' comp cases similar to yours, this process can be relatively speedy and efficient.  When you expect that your employer and their insurer are taking advantage of you, a workers' comp lawyer can make sure you have a fair chance of receiving compensation for your work-related accident. For example, your employer may attempt to shift blame away from themselves to avoid giving you compensation for your damages. A workers' comp attorney can help you investigate their accusations against you and progress your workers' comp claim forward. 

Recovering Your Financial Damages 

Are you struggling to pay for the damages associated with your work-related injury? When your medical bills are overwhelming, and you're suffering from lost wages, your financial stability is at stake. Your mental health is also at risk following your work-related injury, and you could experience mental health issues such as symptoms of depression Thankfully, a workers' comp lawyer can help you recover from your damages by helping you file your workers' comp claim. If you're feeling hopeless, reaching out to a workers' comp attorney could help realize what options you have after a work-related injury. 

Reach Out to a Workers' Comp Lawyer

We can help you file your workers' comp claim. A workers' comp attorney at your office can offer you the patience and understanding you deserve in your time of need. If you suffer a shoulder injury at work, or another type of work injury, you need to focus on healing, not legal paperwork. An experienced workers' compensation attorney can provide you with that relief and coordinate a plan to successfully provide the work injury claim help that you need. If you need assistance filing your workers' comp claim, or you suspect your employer is taking advantage of you, reaching out to our firm can help your situation. You can call Pothitakis Law Firm at (866) 753-4692 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.
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For the past 15 years Mr. Pothitakis has focused his practice on Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Cases. The firm has two locations, one being in Burlington, Iowa and the other in Keokuk, Iowa. Mr. Pothitakis works with many area unions and employee organizations to provide advice, assistance, and guidance as it relates to employment issues. Mr. Pothitakis provides free consultations to those with legal questions in the firm's areas of practice. In this initial meeting or conference potential clients are provided advice on their need for assistance and how they need to proceed.