You have have suffered a work-related injury or illness, and you are starting to wondering whether you should hire a workers’ compensation attorney to help you in your case. The answer to that question depends on the severity of your injury or illness, the overall complexity of your case, and the actions of your employer or your employers insurance company.
Should I hire a workers’ compensation attorney?
At The Law Offices of Nicholas J Del Pizzo we believe that you should hire a workers’ compensation attorney in Baltimore to represent you the moment you start to feel overwhelmed or the complexity of the case begins to rise. Here are a few situations where it is beneficial to hire a workers’ compensation attorney.
Your claim was denied and your employer does not pay your benefits promptly.
Unfortunately many employers and workers’ compensation insurers routinely reject workers’ compensation claims, because they believe that many workers will simply fail to appeal the claim. When you consultate with a workers’ compensation attorney, they will know immediately if you have a strong case, and can help determine if and when you should file a claim.
Your medical issues prevent you from returning to your job, limiting what you can do on the job, or keeps you from performing any type of work
If your injury or illness causes any of the following scenarios mentioned above, you should contact a workers’ compensation attorney. You may be entitled to weekly or a single lump sum payment to make up for your lost wages.
You plan on applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
If you plan on applying or are already receiving Social Security Disability Benefits you should consult with a workers’ compensation attorney. They can help you structure your settlement properly so that it does not lower your Social Security Disability Payments significantly.
In addition to making sure that you file all of the necessary forms and meet the deadlines established by your employer, an experienced attorney will know how to gather evidence needed to support your case, negotiate with your employer or their insurance company, and write a settlement agreement to avoid any future consequences. If you are looking to hire a workers’ compensation attorney please contact The Law Offices of Nicholas J Del Pizzo for assistance.