Why Do I Need A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

The first two things you should do after a workplace injury are to notify your employer and seek medical attention. One of the next things you should do is to contact a lawyer who has experience handling workers' compensation claims. Far too many people try to handle these claims on their own, and without any understanding of the process, they are left to what the insurance company decides to grant them — often far less than what their claim may be worth.

An attorney can make a major difference in the outcome of your case. An attorney will be especially valuable if you have a serious injury or if you believe your employer is going to dispute your claim.

With offices in Brick and Toms River, Donald W. Bedell founder of the Bedell Law Firm fights for working men and women across New Jersey. Here are some of the most important reasons to hire a workers' compensation lawyer.

  • Your lawyer will make sure your claim is handled properly. The workers' compensation process is not always easy, and a failure at any step could lead to delays or even denial of benefits. With a skilled attorney on your side, you can give yourself the best chance of success.
  • Your lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected. You have rights as an injured worker. For instance, if your employer doesn't provide you with a doctor who provides "reasonable and necessary" levels of care, you can bring a claim to your district office. This will be much easier with a lawyer on your side. Your lawyer will also make sure you recover all available benefits, including wage loss benefits and disability benefits.
  • Your lawyer may be able to identify other sources of compensation. In most workplace accidents, you can only bring a workers' compensation claim. This is not the case in all workplace injuries, however. If someone other than your employer was at least partially at fault for your injuries, such as a subcontractor, a vendor, another driver, for example, you can bring a personal injury claim for additional damages, including your full wage loss benefits, and pain and suffering.

It isn't enough to have any lawyer on your side. You need a lawyer with the experience and temperament to give you the best chance of achieving your goals. With more than two decades of experience, Donald W. Bedell is the right choice for you.

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Call 732-965-3246 or send an email to get started. The Bedell Law Firm offers a free initial consultation to discuss your workplace injury.