Porter & Guidry Law Firm
Porter & Guidry Law Firm
  • 100 Rue Iberville #100 Lafayette, LA 70508
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Should I Hire An Attorney Right After A Work Related Injury Or Should I Wait For A Denial Or Trouble From The Insurance Company?

In most jurisdictions, you can consult with an attorney regarding your work-related injury without taking steps to hire that attorney.

Our firm has met with people who have sustained injuries that would only require medical treatment for a short period. There may be many different outcomes for any given situation in these cases.

It is important to have an experienced attorney look at a case to determine whether the presence of an attorney in the matter may intensify the situation and interfere with the employer/employee relationship. Our firm is dedicated to providing thoughtful insight and consultation. Having a knowledgeable attorney provide an honest opinion on your specific matter can be a tremendous benefit when deciding how to proceed with your claim.

It’s not uncommon for attorneys who become involved in Workers’ Compensation claims to require a fee of 10%-20% of each benefit check as payment for their services (that may or may not be needed in the first place). Our firm does not abide by these practices.

We encourage clients to have consultations with an attorney to better understand the scope of their situation and what their best options may be moving forward. Additionally, it is important to speak with an attorney in a consultation as soon as possible, as waiting for denial of your claim can be detrimental to the long-term success of your case.

What Are The Risks Associated With Trying To Handle A Case On Your Own Or Without An Experienced Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

A significant risk associated with handling a Workers’ Compensation case without an attorney is the considerable loss of legal expertise and resource of nuanced, experience-based knowledge.

An experienced attorney can help guide you through every step of the Workers’ Compensation process with a detailed understanding of the doctors working within the comp system and the complexities of the comp system itself.

Another great risk of handling a Workers’ Compensation claim without an attorney may be that you are more likely to be rushed back to work too soon. Once you return to work, it is difficult to reasonably claim that you cannot perform your job duties because you have already consented to go back.

You may also risk losing out on third-party compensation benefits. Unfortunately, information about the availability of these benefits and how they may pertain to your claim is rarely (if ever) offered by anyone other than an attorney who is working with your needs in mind.

While there may be many detrimental factors to pursuing Workers’ Compensation claims on your own, the greatest risk of all lies in not knowing your rights.

Understanding what you may be entitled to and the ways to avoid being persuaded by employers and insurance companies who are seeking to resolve the matter quickly is possibly the greatest benefit to working with an attorney who will keep your best interest at the forefront of their priorities.

For more information on Workers’ Compensation Law In Louisiana, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (337) 800-1141 today.

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