As a worker’s compensation attorney, many questions pass my way. A common question is:
My insurance company is paying my benefits and the medical bills so I don’t need an attorney do I?
Answer: Many times, if you are injured and report your injury in a timely manner you will receive temporary disability benefits if you cannot work and your medical bills may be paid. However, that does not mean they will continue to be paid nor does it mean the insurance company will not change their mind about responsibility at a later date. Even if all is going well it can be a benefit to you to discuss all of your rights and your employer’s obligations before you lose benefits. Since our firm does not charge for an initial consultation and if retained do not get paid until and only if there is a recovery, what does it hurt? The answer is it does not hurt and it can only help to get sound legal advice about your rights and the insurance company’s responsibilities.