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Do I Need a Lawyer to File for Workers’ Compensation?

Accidents can happen to even the most diligent workers, leaving them with unexpected medical expenses and without a way to make ends meet while they recover. In situations like this, filing for workers' compensation can be an effective safety net. However, it's important to remember that this system isn't always straightforward. While you do not have to have an attorney to file for workers’ compensation, hiring a workers' compensation lawyer is often the best course of action.

While some may believe it is an unnecessary expense, a lawyer with experience in this field can help you navigate the complex world of workers’ compensation and help you pursue the compensation that you are entitled to. We'll explore the main reasons why you should hire a workers' compensation lawyer in this article.

6 Reasons to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

1. Your Employer Retaliates Against You

Experiencing a workplace injury can be a difficult and stressful time, not just for the injured employee, but for the employer as well. Unfortunately, some employers may react negatively towards the situation and take their frustration out on their workers, resulting in unfair treatment such as threatening behavior towards the employee or even forced termination.

Idaho is a “work at will” state, meaning that an employer or employee may end work “at any time, with or without notice; with or without cause.” However, your employer cannot retaliate against you for filing for workers’ compensation. If you are experiencing retaliatory behavior at work, it is important to work with an attorney. Our lawyers can help protect your claim and employment security during this trying time, so you can focus on healing and recovery without added stress or worry.

2. Your Claim Was Denied

Being injured on the job is a hectic experience for anyone and the last thing you want to worry about is your employer or their insurance company denying your workers' compensation claim. In some cases, this scenario can occur and leave employees feeling helpless without the compensation they need to cover medical bills and lost wages.

Employers and their insurance companies may deny claims in the hopes that employees won't fight it, but with our workers' compensation attorney on your side, you don't have to face this challenge alone. Our team has the experience and knowledge to help you through the appeals process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

3. Insurance Tries to Limit Your Benefits

When it comes to insurance claims, insurance companies don't want to pay out any more money than they absolutely have to. For this reason, it's important to have a workers' compensation lawyer at your side, looking out for your rights and helping you achieve the full benefits you're entitled to. With our help, you can navigate the complicated process of filing a claim and make sure that your voice is heard every step of the way.

4. You Have a Pre-Existing Condition

When it comes to navigating workers’ compensation claims with a pre-existing condition(s), this can make the process more complicated to face alone. Employers, medical insurance companies, and even the courts might question whether your injury is legitimately caused by your job or whether your pre-existing condition is to blame. This could potentially devalue your claim. In this case, our skilled attorneys will carefully evaluate the nuances of your medical history and evidence to show that your pre-existing condition has no connection to your work-related injury.

5. Misaligned Opinions with Your Employer

Facing an injury at work can be a challenging and frustrating experience, especially when your employer doubts its severity or even the existence of your condition. It can be disheartening to feel unsupported and even more dreadful to lose wages that you rely on for your livelihood.

This is a scenario can be tricky to navigate without proper legal support. Fortunately, our attorney team is here to help sort through your medical evidence and analyze your situation to support your case in court. We understand how difficult it can be to stand up against your employer’s ill-informed opinions, but we are here to help you fight for the compensation you need and deserve.

6. You’re Overwhelmed with the Filing Process

Understanding the realm of legal jargon can be daunting and frustrating. Filing a workers' compensation claim only adds more stress to your already busy life, especially if you're unfamiliar with the system. However, you don't have to go through it alone.

At May, Rammell & Wells, our team of experienced attorneys have over 70+ years of combined experience. We know the process inside and out and can guide you through each step with ease. In cases where it comes to a court hearing, our attorneys will become your advocates, fighting fiercely to get you the compensation you deserve. Don't let confusion stop you from claiming what is rightfully yours.

Get in touch with May, Rammell & Wells today. Call (208) 623-8021 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.


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