- Do you understand the legal framework for how worker’s compensation cases are resolved?
- Do you understand the procedures that must be followed to move your worker’s compensation case forward?
- Do you know what the deadlines (statutes of limitations) are for filing your case?
- Do you have the time and ability to attend any hearings that are held up through the time that your worker’s compensation case is resolved?
- Have you obtained our medical records, reviewed them, and understand the significance of what is in your medical records?
- Do you understand how worker’s compensation cases are evaluated to determined what is a fair and reasonable settlement?
If you have not yet hired a lawyer and want to handle your own case, you are free to do so. You are an adult and free to make your own decisions, including bad ones which can cost you thousands of dollars and access to quality medical care. But there are 5 questions that you should ask yourself before deciding that is what you want to do, and if you answer “no” to any of these questions, it is time to seriously consider getting a lawyer to help you with your worker’s compensation case: