Do You Need To Hire A Lawyer For A Texas Workers Comp Claim?

Should I hire a workers’ comp lawyer?

Answer: Yes. You should hire a workers’ compensation attorney.

In spite of what you may hear or read or assume about your workers’ compensation case, you are at an extreme  disadvantage if you do not have an attorney on your side. Regardless of how small your case is, you deserve to be on a level playing field with the employer and the insurance company, and here are the reasons:

Your Health – the insurance company has no incentive to make sure that your doctor is working for your best interest. In fact, medical costs are the insurance company’s biggest expense and the carrier will try to do everything they can to limit your medical care. This includes using the rules, laws, and procedures to their advantage to make sure that you get back to work earlier than you should, even if you are not healthy.

Your Income Benefits – the insurance company will do everything they can to make sure that your income benefits are stopped as soon as possible. In fact, an insurance adjuster’s career rises and falls based on whether they are skilled at limiting the income benefits of the claimant’s they are meant to serve.

Fairness in Representation – Do you realize that every single workers’ compensation claim is reviewed and analyzed by a team of seasoned workers’ comp defense attorneys that work for the insurance carrier? Every claim. Ask yourself why the insurance company needs lawyers, but you don’t. The short answer is: you need an attorney. Don’t believe the adjuster when they tell you that you don’t need to get a lawyer. They do not have your best interest at heart.

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