Three types of clients and why legal assistance is a necessary to win your workers’ compensation case.
A large percentage of our clients are currently receiving workers’ compensation but still want some help. It is important to have a lawyer helping with minor issues before they become major problems. For example, did you know refusing a job offer could result in an automatic suspension of your benefits? This happens even when the job offer is unreasonable.
We have represented people for years without the insurance company even knowing. This is an enormous advantage if you are ever cut-off. Getting the inside scoop on return to work issues and independent medical examinations (IME) is vital. Be prepared to fight if your benefits are disputed.
Having a lawyer on your side helps when it is time to negotiate a settlement. Workers’ compensation benefits can be traded for a lump sum cash payment. This allows you to continue medical treatment or vocational rehabilitation on your own terms.
Sometimes the insurance company will approach you inquiring about settlement. Do not accept this amount without talking to a workers’ compensation lawyer first. A strong advocate will know how to maximize value and get the most money. This helps you transition to a new career, start a business, or even just retire.
Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.
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