To “litigate” is to take action against something. It is a legal way of attempting to settle controversies among disputing parties. It can be injured workers taking legal action against their employer or a company filing a case against another company. Workers’ compensation litigation can be complex, and a confusing process for injured workers, who in most cases are not aware of the organizational rules and regulations governing workers’ compensation benefits. It is therefore to your advantage that you retain an experienced and qualified lawyer who can represent you in and out of court to ensure that you get the most benefits that you may be entitled to.
Benefits of hiring a workers’ compensation litigation lawyer
There are some people who believe that they are fully aware of the legal compensation rights regarding work related injuries, but even those people find it convenient to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer to handle their case so that things run more efficiently, and give them an advantage in obtaining the best results, whether it be the best medical care for their particular injury, or the highest dollar settlement that can be achieved in your case.
A lawyer enlightens you on other compensation benefits you are entitled to
Sometimes, employers, through their workers’ compensation carriers keep injured workers in the dark as to what benefits they may be entitled to. Hiring an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will give you the advantage you need to protect your rights that will literally affect you and your family.
Increases your chance of being compensated
You will increase your chances of winning or settling your case if you retain a lawyer to represent you. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will know when and what Petitions to file on your behalf, what to argue in Court before a Workers’ Compensation
Judge, help you find appropriate medical treatment, and get the best settlement value for your case.
A lawyer will guide and advise you appropriately
Experienced lawyers who handle workers’ compensation cases can be very resourceful when it comes to giving guidance and information as to options for medical treatment, what to expect in the litigation process, how to present evidence, and even how to dress for Court. You should consider getting a lawyer who can defend you in Court, as well as provide you with additional help if you need other services or help from other lawyers, such as applying for social security disability, or filing a personal injury lawsuit.
There are many lawyers who can represent you in Court, but it is crucial that you choose a lawyer with experience, someone who you can feel comfortable with, someone who is familiar with the workers’ compensation process and the Judges who hear these types of cases, and who is willing to work with you. So how do you get the best lawyer to represent you?
Conduct thorough research both through word of mouth and the internet to find the most qualified and experienced lawyers. You can check out websites for lawyers who handle workers’ compensation cases. You can also check out third party websites for lawyer reviews, such as www.AVVO.com. Additionally, you can ask for referrals from your friends, co-workers, and family members.