Why Do I Need A Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
If your on-the-job injury results in quick medical care and your employer acknowledges its legal responsibility and is supportive in processing your workers’ compensation claim, you may not need an attorney.
If the injury is more serious, however, requiring you to not work for an extended period, or if you are not receiving full support from your employer (or the company’s workers’ compensation insurance provider) to get full medical treatment, you should contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to protect you as soon as possible.
Legal representation often pays for itself. Numerous studies through the years, including one conducted by “Missouri Lawyers Weekly,” have shown that workers’ compensation claimants who hire an attorney on an average receive significantly larger settlements.
How A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Kelly Law Office, P.C., in Liberty, Missouri, help ensure that injured workers in Missouri and Kansas receive the medical care they need, and they get the full compensation benefits they are entitled to. It is important to consult with our attorneys if:
- Your claim is denied.
- You don’t receive the proper amount for your claim.
- Your employer retaliates against you or fires you for filing a claim.
- You earned a very high wage before the injury or only worked part-time.
- A third party’s negligence contributed to your injury.
- You will be unable to return to work after your injury.
- You have a permanent disability as a result of your injury.
Our primary objective is to maximize your benefits to restore your immediate and future financial security. Our lawyers will provide a straightforward assessment of the offer you receive from your employer’s insurance company. We walk you through the complex workers’ comp process, help you select a doctor who will support your case, assist in completing your forms completely and document every aspect of your injury to present the strongest case possible.
There are people in this process who may not have your best interests in mind. We can help you combat claims adjusters and vocational experts who may testify that you can work. These people are not on your side and can result in benefits being stopped at any time.
Learn More About What We Do For Our Workers’ Compensation Clients
We are happy to provide a free evaluation of your case. If you’re asking, “Why do I need a workers’ compensation attorney?” remember that you will never pay attorney fees unless we obtain a recovery for you. Call 816-760-2174 or email us to schedule an appointment. We work with clients throughout the greater Kansas City as well as in Kansas.