A workers’ compensation lawyer can assist you during the various stages of your compensation settlement. Here are five of the issues that a workers’ compensation lawyer can help with.
1. Manage the Cost of a Settlement
Because most personal injury lawyers in Florida work on a contingency fee, using a workers’ compensation lawyer can help you to manage the cost of your worker’s compensation settlement. If your lawyer does not win the case, they won’t charge you any fee, which means that you won’t be stuck with massive legal representation fees if you are not awarded any money.
2. Get Benefits You Are Entitled To
If you are not aware of the benefits that you can rightly claim after being injured on the job, you may not know that you can claim benefits such as weekly wages and medical expenses and other expenses that spring from your injuries. A reputable personal injury lawyer can help you to claim for all the benefits that you are entitled to in a compensation settlement.
3. Overcome Legal Hurdles
Due to the technical nature of any legal proceeding, there may be numerous hurdles to conquer during a workers’ compensation settlement. Your lawyer can assist you in addressing any problems quickly, so you won’t be left without pay for weeks or months. Because workers’ compensation lawyers work with these cases daily, they know which issues to be on the lookout for as well as how to handle any problems that may arise in the course of a settlement.
4. Protect Your Rights
If you are injured on the job, you have rights that you may not be aware of and, for whatever reasons, your insurer or employer may not even notify you of those rights. A workers’ compensation lawyer won’t only ensure that you get the benefits you deserve, but they will also ensure that your rights are protected throughout the settlement.
5. Litigation and Negotiation
If your compensation claim is not settled and needs to go to trial, your workers’ compensation lawyer will represent you in court and help you to build a case that will be heard by a judge. They will be able to find and instruct the appropriate experts to provide evidence and/or reports, if necessary, in order to ensure that you receive a trial with the best chances of a favorable outcome and judgment. They will not only handle all litigation (if any), but they will also negotiate on your behalf to achieve a fair and just settlement.
For more information on the many benefits of getting a workers’ compensation lawyer to assist you with your workers’ compensation settlement, contact Sokoloff & Weinstein today.