Afraid My Employer Will Turn On Me If I Get a Lawyer
Many workers compensation claimants delay seeking advice, out of fear that if they get a lawyer, their employer will start playing "hardball" about their work injury -- maybe even fire them. Many less experienced attorneys or high volume law firms want to jump into every claim and make everything into a fight. We find that is certainly not always the best strategy for many of our clients. Some injured workers want to "wait and see" if their employer and the workers' compensation adjuster will do the right thing without need for attorney involvement, which can be a wise strategy, up to a point. But delaying contact with a smart attorney who is able to take your side can be a dangerous mistake, since even in "accepted" claims, the insurance carrier is ALWAYS working behind the scenes to limit its long-term exposure -- at YOUR expense.
The better choice is to recognize that when you have been hurt at work, there is always going to be uncertainty about how your employer or its workers' compensation insurance carrier will treat you, and you will only have the leverage you need to steer things your way if you have an experienced fighter guiding your moves (and costing you NOTHING unless or until there has to be fight in court or you approve a lump sum settlement, and then only paid on a contingency, so that we only get paid when we win for you).
Every interaction you have with your employer, any doctor or the insurance carrier after a work injury can impact your claim -- sometimes very seriously. The earlier we are involved, the more we can do to to help shape how your claim will play out -- including whether you will have a fight on your hands or a check in your hands from the workers' compensation insurer.
Call Tim Kennedy today: 484-787-2000
Getting us involved early costs you nothing. We work on a contingency, and we only get paid when we win for you in court or negotiate a lump sum settlement you approve. We can help position your claim so that you may avoid a fight in court, while at the same time strengthening your position for a large lump sum settlement. Call us and find out how.