Accidents happen. It’s a part of life. But when accidents happen and cause injuries or affect your health, it’s more serious. It’s especially troubling if you’ve been hurt on the job. When you’ve been hurt at work, your primary concern is for your health and well-being. However, you must also think about the legal responsibilities surrounding your injury. Workers’ compensation insurance exists to protect employees and hold employers accountable for providing safe working conditions. But do you always have to hire a workers’ compensation attorney?
Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be complicated. However, there are some instances when you may not need to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer. For example, if your employer accepts responsibility for a relatively minor injury and agrees to pay all of your medical bills, you may be able to handle things on your own. This is especially true if you didn’t miss much (or any) work. This applies to injuries such as minor sprains and cuts that may have required a trip to the doctor, but didn’t take more than a few stitches or a brace.
As you may expect, serious injuries are more complicated to deal with. Your medical treatment may be more extensive and more expensive. You may miss more than just a few hours of work. If so, lost wages will factor into your workers’ compensation claim. Your employer’s settlement offer may not cover all of the expenses you’ve incurred. You may even be unsure if you can return to work. In situations like these, it’s best to trust a qualified workers’ compensation attorney.
Whenever you have a workers’ compensation claim, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Increase your chances for success by hiring a workers’ compensation attorney. At Jordan Law Firm, our attorneys have successfully helped many clients get the benefits they deserve. Call our Rock Hill and Columbia, SC offices today to schedule your consultation.