It is not uncommon that after an injury at work people will try to handle their work injury without the aid of a Workers Compensation Lawyer but this is folly. Especially, in the realm or Workers Compensation it is important to have representation because there are a number of pitfalls that threaten to diminish the value of your case or even destroy your Workers Compensation case completely.
First, in Missouri there is a notice requirement that must be met, so that you are able to maintain a case against your employer. Second, obtaining medical treatment can often be an uphill battle against your employer and their insurer, a Workers Compensation Lawyer will have the experience to make sure that you get the treatment your require. Third, a Workers Compensation Lawyer will be able to act as a buffer between you and the employer’s attorney; this is important especially in depositions where your Workers Compensation Lawyer will be able to coach you on what to do and what not to do when giving your testimony. Also, when it comes to negotiating your case, a Workers Compensation Lawyer will be able to give you a realistic opinion of the value of your case, whereas individuals that negotiate on their own have no frame of reference and are at the mercy of the employer’s attorney who undoubtedly has more experience in negotiations. Finally, if a trial is required the best hope for success lies with a Workers Compensation Lawyer.
In conclusion, every stage of a Workers Compensation case comes with pitfalls that can be navigated by a Workers Compensation Lawyer and it is always advisable to hire one. If you have been injured at work and would like to speak with a Workers Compensation Lawyer contact The Elster Firm.
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