When Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Injuries on the job can occur in any work environment.  It does not matter whether you work on a construction site, in the office, operating a motor vehicle, in a hospital, or in any other venue—when you are injured at work you have certain rights.  But when do you need to consult a workers’ compensation lawyer? Workers_Compensation_Lawyer.jpg

Call a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Immediately

In the event of any work-related injury, it is important to consult an experienced workers comp attorney at the earliest opportunity.  This includes all manner of injuries, even those that do not result in missed time at work. 

By calling for a free consultation with Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, our workers’ compensation lawyers can review the circumstances surrounding your injury and help you find the best path forward with a potential claim.  This includes helping you understand whether your injury may be compensable under Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws.


Call a Workers’ Compensation Attorney If You Have Already Filed a Claim

Many individuals file a workers’ compensation claim without the help of legal counsel and quickly find themselves in over their heads.  In some instances, providing the documentation and filing an initial claim may seem too difficult.  In other instances, individuals have their claims denied and do not know how to proceed.

Regardless of where you are in the claims process, the fact that you have considered hiring an attorney is likely a strong indication that you need the help of an experienced professional.  By retaining counsel who understands the ins and outs of Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws, you may be able to improve your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve or successfully appealing a denied claim.

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

Apart from the inherent difficulties of filing claims in a complex system, many injured individuals are unprepared for the efforts that will be made to scrutinize—and, in many cases, deny—a claim.  Because workers’ compensation is not doled out without thorough examination of a claim, it is incumbent upon a claimant to be prepared to support an award for lost wages, partial disability, or total disability.

An experienced attorney like those at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA will prepare your case so that you can support your claim from the outset.  This may include compiling records, testimony from medical experts, and documenting the full impact of your injuries.

Your workers’ compensation attorney can also examine the circumstances of your case for the possibility of a Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement award, a supplemental benefit available in some claims.  Finally, because many compensable claims also give rise to related personal injury claims, the law firm of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA has the team and resources to handle all of your related claims so that you can focus your energy on coping with your injuries.

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If you have suffered a work-related injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.  Call Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA now to schedule your free initial consultation.

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