Why Do You Need an Attorney?
All of us are aware that lawyers are expensive. This is a fact that has stopped many people from confidently going into a courtroom and has stopped many people from winning their case. While it may seem like a good idea to represent yourself in court and save the lawyer fees that so many people are afraid of, it can actually end up costing you more in the long run. Litigation of any kind is extremely complicated and intricate, and this is especially true of something like workers compensation. Even something that seems open and shut can have obstacles which prevent you from receiving the payment that you deserve. This is what we here at Collier want to avoid.
The American Bar Association is supportive of settling a case with the use of other professionals such as religious heads and doctors. However, they do have a list of specific cases when you should consult with a lawyer. Most people agree that a lawyer is beneficial when dealing with any large change of life. This includes a “serious accident causing personal injury”, as per their website. While you may think that this is excessive, just think of the lawyer(s) that your employer may have on their side for the compensation hearing.
Some people will always suggest that you represent yourself to help save money while you are hurt and out of work. While we are sure that they mean the best for you, this is possibly some of the worst advice to give someone who has a current workers compensation case pending. Lawyers spend their lives studying to help those who have been brought into situations like these, and many of us have specialties. Here at Collier, our is workers compensation which means that we have intimate knowledge of the laws and nuances which can help you receive full payment.
While we are sure that you could make your case, the fact of the matter is that we have years of experience doing this. We know all of the ways in which to help you and will put each and every one of them to use. If you are wondering if you need an attorney, then the answer is most definitely yes. We will fight for you. Contact us today and get a free consultation on your case.