July 29, 2021

When to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

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Deciding whether or not to hire a workers' compensation lawyer is one of the most important decisions an injured worker will make following an accident. As with other legal matters, a case's particulars dictates the appropriate next steps; however, there are some general rules of thumb to keep in mind. It is these considerations that are outlined below.

When You Should Hire a Workers' Compensation Lawyer

We recommend that anytime someone gets hurt on the job, they hire a workers' compensation lawyer. We firmly believe that as the insurance company has attorneys working on their behalf, injured workers should have the same benefit. In terms of what an injured worker can expect to pay for an attorney, Maryland caps fees at 20% of what the injured worker recovers. Should the injured worker get nothing, the lawyer also gets nothing.

The Benefits of Working with a Workers' Comp Lawyer

Here are some of the benefits an individual gains from securing legal counsel for their case:

Years of Experience with Maryland Workers' Comp Laws

Having a lawyer provides you with access to someone with years of experience navigating the state's workers' compensation system. Additionally, should workers' comp hearings be required, your counsel possesses expertise with regards to the court system and how to effectively prepare ahead of time.

An Advocate Throughout the Entire Process

The workers' compensation legal process can be a lengthy one, especially in situations where there is a disagreement between the injured worker and their employer. With a quality attorney's help, you ensure you have a go-to resource for your questions and who will be your advocate throughout the process.

How We Can Help

If you are unsure of whether or not your case requires legal representation, the Shultz Legal team is here to help you. Get a free case review from one of our attorneys, and we will then determine what is the most appropriate course of action.