If you’ve been injured on the job and are concerned about whether you need to hire a workers’ compensation attorney, this is a good place to start. Without knowing the particular facts of your case, it’s impossible to say for certain whether you need an attorney to help you with your claim. We can however, give you a general idea about the types of circumstances that may point to a decent do-it-yourself outcome. These circumstances would be:
- Your work-related injury is relatively minor.
- Your employer acknowledges that the injury occurred at work.
- You didn’t miss much work as a result of the injury.
- You don’t have a pre-existing condition that was exacerbated by the new injury.
Essentially, if your work-related injury is relatively minor and you get back to work quickly without any permanent total or partial loss of use or disability, you probably do not need an attorney.
However, even if your circumstances seem relatively uncomplicated, the process can still be tricky. You may at least want to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney for a free consultation. The New York workers’ compensation attorneys at Schwartzapfel Lawyers, P.C. are able to walk you through the claims process, alert you to potential snags and give you an honest opinion as to whether or not you can handle the claim on your own.