At the Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin, past experience has given us insight on many different types of workers’ comp cases. Many workers who become injured on the job may not always be aware of their rights. Some might think it is too much trouble to locate an attorney versus representing themselves during the claims process. However, that can be difficult when you are not fully aware of the laws. It can be all too easy to be taken advantage of by those who do understand workers’ comp law better.
The decision to hire a workers’ comp lawyer is based on many factors, particularly with regards to how serious the injury is. Some people might choose to represent themselves due to the following circumstances:
- The injury was minor, such as a twisted wrist or ankle ,and did not require extensive medical treatment or recovery afterward
- You do not have a pre-existing medical condition
- Your injury did not force you to miss work
- Your employer agrees that the injury did occur at work
Regardless of how minor or serious the injury may be, an attorney can still provide you with the necessary legal insight on the workers’ comp claim process. A skilled lawyer will understand the nuances of the law, work to prevent you from making any critical mistakes, and help you any overcome any potential obstacles.
Why Having an Attorney Offers You the Advantage
You may not always be able to control the situation during the claims process. One common example is in cases where there is a third party claim, where you wish to make a claim against that party in addition to your employer. This adds a layer of complexity that may require some additional guidance from a legal advisor.
These are some of the factors to consider when evaluating a workers’ comp claim in California:
- Your salary
- The extent of your injuries and what limits you have
- If your injuries led to temporary or permanent disability
- The costs of your medical treatment and any future care
The Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin focuses on workers’ comp cases and helping clients obtain an outcome that fully meets their needs. We do everything we can to ensure that you have the best-laid plans in place and ensure that your settlement is appropriate. We hope the end result will offset much of the medical costs, lost wages, and any other future expenses related to your health and well-being. That is because we put your best interests first at all times.
Contact the Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin
A workers’ comp lawyer can review all of the details to give you a better idea of the overall value of your claim. Should you have any questions about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact our firm and request a free review of your case.