People who have been injured at work often wonder if they should have a lawyer represent them in obtaining Workers Compensation benefits. The primary question is “Can an injured worker afford a Workers Compensation lawyer to represent him or her?” The easy answer is “yes.” You can afford to have a Workers Compensation lawyer represent you because you do not have to pay the lawyer until, and unless, he or she is able to win your case. At that point, what do you have to pay the lawyer? Under Utah law, Workers Compensation lawyer fees are limited to a percentage of the benefits the lawyer recovered for you. Furthermore, the total amount of attorney fees is capped, but this amount changes periodically.
When do you need to hire a Workers Compensation lawyer? As long as the Workers Compensation insurance adjuster is paying all of the benefits to which you are entitled, you normally do not need a lawyer. However, once the adjuster starts to deny benefits you should seek the help of an experienced lawyer who represents injured workers in denied Worker Compensation claims. Talking with a Worker Compensation lawyer about your case is not going to cost you anything but your time. You will be able to get answers to your questions and help you make a decision about whether you should have a Workers Compensation lawyer represent you in your case.
If you have questions about your work injury benefits or if a Workers Compensation insurance adjuster is denying any or all of your benefits, call the Workers Compensation lawyers at Mountain View Law Group today at (801) 393-5555, and set up a free consultation to discuss your case.