Why Do I Need A Workers Compensation Lawyer? - O'Connor Acciani & Levy

Why Do I Need A Workers Compensation Lawyer?

May 30, 2013 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
Why Do I Need A Workers Compensation Lawyer?

Workers compensation lawyers are important allies for anyone who has been injured on the job. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over 3 million people are hurt at work every year.  Many of these injured workers rely on workers compensation for wage loss benefits and payment of medical expenses while they recover from their injury. A skilled workers compensation lawyer can make sure that an injured worker receives the maximum amount of compensation allowed by the workers compensation law. Also, a workers compensation lawyer can assist an injured worker in getting timely medical treatment and payment of medical bills.

Is A Workers Compensation Worker Always Necessary?

Not everyone needs a workers compensation lawyer. If your injuries are relatively minor or you are off work only for a short time, and your employer does not dispute that your injury happened at work, you may not need an attorney to represent you. However, if you have serious injuries, or injuries that will keep you out of work for a long period of time, you should contact a workers compensation lawyer to ensure that you receive appropriate compensation for your lost wages and that you get timely medical treatment for your injuries.

Why Hire A Workers Compensation Lawyer?

According to statistics from a 2008 study by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, injured workers who hire a workers compensation lawyer receive an average of two times more money for their claim, compared to injured workers who did not hire an attorney. This is because a workers compensation lawyer knows what benefits an injured worker is entitled to under the workers compensation law and can make sure you receive all benefits and medical treatment provided by that law. Also, when the time is right to settle your claim, a workers compensation lawyer can negotiate with the attorneys representing your employer and the Bureau of Workers Compensation to obtain the best settlement possible.  The Bureau of Workers Compensation and your employer have the same goal, which is to pay as little as possible to settle your claim.  Therefore, it is important to have an experienced workers compensation lawyer to fight for you and maximize your recovery.

Call Our Lawyers Today

At O'Connor, Acciani & Levy Co., LPA, our Cincinnati workers compensation lawyers offer a free consultation for your workers compensation case.  If you are unsure if you need an attorney, take advantage of this free consultation to ask any questions you may have about the process.  An attorney will be able to advise you if you would benefit from legal representation. The injury lawyers in Columbus, OH at O'Connor, Acciani & Levy have protected the rights of hundreds of injured workers in Ohio.