In Los Angeles there are many employment law firms that represent injured workers’ rights. It is difficult to decide if you should go to one of them after having been injured. This becomes especially difficult when you hear that you don’t need to do that—that there are government agencies such as the Division of Workers’ Compensation in California that will help you in the process. You ask yourself: “What can a labor lawyer contribute?” Here, we will point out some of these advantages and why hiring one can benefit you.
Advantages that Work Injury Lawyers Contribute
- The meticulously review your case, for free: Your first consultation with the work injury lawyers will be free. This consultation is extremely important because for the first time, an expert who has your interests in mind will determine if your case has merit or not. They will ask you several questions and review your medical reports if you have them. They will give you an honest and objective answer. Even if they decline to take your case, they will explain your situation and how you should proceed.
- They give advice and trace the best legal strategy to follow: If the consultation demonstrates that you have legal cause, they will immediately begin the decide on the best way to proceed. They will take information about who, if anyone, was present when you suffered the injury. They will notify your boss in writing if you still have not done so. The will start the application for benefits, filling out the forms with the appropriate legal language and they will submit reports that substantiate your allegations.
- They fight for the best medical treatment and payment for medications and therapies: Your lawyers can assist you in requesting a change of doctor if you are not satisfied with the one you were assigned to or who started treating you. If you are being charged medical co-pays for your treatment or if they are limiting your therapy sessions, the work injury lawyers will fight for you to obtain the necessary medical attention to facilitate your recovery.
- They will demand that your employer allow you to return to work in a diminished capacity: If you have not completely recovered from your injuries, the workers’ compensation division stipulates that they offer you these options, but it is not something that employers like to do.
- They will appeal the decision if you were already denied benefits: If the work injury lawyer is contacted once the benefits were denied you, he or she will review your case and determine if an appeal is worth it. If yes, the legal appeals process will begin immediately.
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