Getting Workers' Compensation payments for an injured worker is supposed to be easy. In theory you can apply without a lawyer (*lawyer and attorney are the same term for someone who has gone to law school, passed the bar exam and is practicing law) and succeed in your claim. But in reality workers' compensation is like any government program, complicated, red tape, rules, multiple forms, and not very clear.
If you feel you need help in navigating the workmens compensation system you aren't alone. Getting an attorney who focuses on workers compensation law can get you money quicker, most likely more money in the long run and prevent problems down the line. Here are a few reasons to hire a work injury lawyer:
1. Expertise: The experienced lawyers at Dugan & Associates know a lot about claims generally (and specifically) which is a good thing. We can answer questions quickly and with ease. We concentrate on what your needs are and we know what is needed to win or settle your claim as quickly and as efficiently as possible without you spending all your time trying to figure it out. Should your claim be denied or delayed you will have an experienced workers compensation injured worker advocate on your side, someone who knows the system and can handle requests for evidence and objections to your claim.
2. Ease of mind: I can't tell you how many times clients have said we have taken a lot of stress off them. We take the worry so you don't have to and you can focus on getting better and on with your life. You are already under financial stress and having medical difficulties, managing you own claim could be a lot more costly emotionally, physically, and financially then you think.
3. No fee: unless we get you the money or benefits you deserve. All initial consultations are free and you have no obligation to use are services.
4. Get paid: certainly if you are denied you can file an appeal but you really want to get it right the first time. Deadlines or statutes of limitations, evidence rules, filling out forms, gathering evidence and submitting it, are all things you may be required to do and you want to win and get paid. Not getting it right the first time could result in consequences that may not be fixable or it may take even longer just to straighten things out. Don't you want to get it right the first time.
If you are trying to collect workers' compensation benefits, or are collecting and are facing a threat to your benefits, or if you are looking to settle your work injury case contact the experienced lawyers at Dugan & Associates, Lawyers Representing Injured People. 1-888-993-8426 (1-888-99-D-U-G-A-N).