Early Communication with An Attorney is Essential To Protecting Your Rights
Many workers’ compensation attorneys offer a consultation at no charge if you’ve been injured on the job and are unsure of what to do. Shortly after you’re injured, typically, you’ll be asked to provide a statement to your employer and the insurance company as to how you were injured. The statement is usually recorded and may be used later against you during the claims or litigation process. Some insurance adjusters may ask questions that are misleading or confusing which can affect your claim. Adjusters are professionals trained to minimize the costs to the insurance company, and are not always going to treat you fairly. It is important to seek advice early in your case to make sure that you are protected, and taking the appropriate steps to ensure you are properly compensated. It can be much more difficult for an attorney to assist you after a statement has been recorded. It can also be more difficult for your attorney if you have represented yourself a long period of time and if there were missteps along the way. It is best to obtain advice early and understand any potential issues in your particular case.
Also see: Recorded Statements
If you've been injured on the job, contact an experienced attorney to help.