Many of us have been hurt on the job multiple times and wondered if you require the services of a lawyer. Most of the times, your insurance company representative will discourage you from seeking any representation. Friends and family members might offer some conflicting information. This article will help you to make a wise decision.
If you have a minor injury that does not require much of a medical treatment and loss of time, it can be handled without involving hurt on the job lawyers. You could treat bruises, bumps, contusions or even few stitches with couple of follow up visits to doctor. However, if the injury is severe you definitely need the services of an attorney. A lawyer will ensure that you get maximum compensation from the employer.
Does your employer cooperate?
You must ensure that the employer cooperates with you and do not refuse to send you to the doctor. If this is not the case, it is a warning that you have to hire an attorney. Duty of the employer is to report the injury to insurance company as soon as possible. Further, the insurance company will analyze the claim and determine whether injury is compensable.
If the doctor provides you referral to a special, it is a sign that you must consult a lawyer. If they ask you to visit a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon, this usually means that your injury is severe and it will take time to recover.