With workers compensation, we often hear people ask if they really need a lawyer. After all, you just need to go into the courtroom, explain what happened, and get compensated for it, right? Well, nothing is ever quite that simple, and filing a workers compensation claim takes a bit more work than you may expect. You need to remember that workers compensation is a type of insurance and just like any other form of insurance, the insurance company doesn’t want to pay you money if they don’t have to. This is why you need an accomplished attorney on your side. While some workers compensation cases are open and shut, most have a lot of factors that mean that things can go in a different direction than you think. After all, you may think that if you were up on a ladder moving boxes and fell at work, you deserve workers compensation. However, there are questions that will be asked such as “Were you following proper safety procedures while on the ladder?” or “Had someone told you not to use the ladder until you could have assistance?”. You never know exactly what a company will argue, so it is always safer to have someone on your side than to go in alone and become overwhelmed with all the questions. It is also important to hire an attorney so that you know you aren’t being swindled. Workers compensation law is very detailed, so you may be led to believe one thing, and even shown “proof” to back it up, while in reality what you were shown means something entirely different. It is always possible that your employer or their workers compensation insurance company is trying to make sure that you don’t get as much money as you deserve through your claim. These are the things we are here for, to prevent them from happening to you. If you have been hurt on the job and believe you have a workers compensation case, call Collier today for your free consultation. We will fight in your corner until you get what you deserve after your injury and won’t let anyone bully you into something less. Remember that we don’t get paid until you do, so you won’t be saddled with excessive fees on top of medical expenses if you don’t win your case. Call us today and let us guide you through the workers compensation process!