It is important to consult with an attorney for any workers’ compensation claim. These matters may become more complex when there is an additional third-party claim that is involved. In these situations, the insurance companies have what is referred to as subrogation rights.
This entitles the insurance company to recover any monies which are recovered from the third-party. However, during negotiations, the insurance company can waive this right or reduce the amount they are entitled to.
In order to assure that you receive the most amount of benefits that you are entitled to, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. As the injured party, you may be subjected to meeting with the insurer’s doctor and may even be asked to make a statement as to your injuries and the occurrence that transpired. As such, an attorney will advise you at all stages of the proceedings in order to assure you are receiving the appropriate medical treatment for your condition(s) as well as making sure you do not waive any rights for which you would be entitled to.
Above all, an attorney will be familiar with the process as well as the doctors who you will be examined by. Someone who not only knows the law and procedure but also the parties involved in these stages will benefit you greatly. Furthermore, an attorney will know when certain medical experts and physicians are required to establish a claim for disability or impairment based on your injury. So yes, it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney if you have a workers’ compensation claim.
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