4 Signs You Need to Hire a Workers Comp Lawyer After You Get Hurt On the Job

4 Signs You Need to Hire a Workers Comp Lawyer

workers comp lawyerIf you experience an injury on the job that prohibits you from working for a certain amount of time, then you’re probably eligible for workers compensation. Unfortunately, in some cases, things don’t go as smoothly as they should. Here are some signs that you need to hire a workers comp lawyer.

You are having trouble with your employer

If you are experiencing trouble with your employer or their insurance company during the workers compensation process, then you should hire a workers comp lawyer. Problems can be anywhere from the insurance company denying the claim, you don’t receive your benefits in time, or your settlement doesn’t cover everything. In this case, you need an attorney who defends your rights.

Your employer retaliates against your claim

In some cases, your employer might retaliate against you if you file a workers comp claim. your employers might demote you, cut your hours, or even fire you after you file a workers comp claim, and you may be entitled to punitive damages. If this happens, you will definitely need a workers comp lawyer to help you fight for justice.

Your employer won’t pay for all job-related accidents

If you get injured at work, most states require the employers to cover expenses like hospital visits, emergency care, lab tests, medications, and follow-up physician visits that are related to the accident you had at work. If your employer refuses to pay these expenses, or they pick and choose which ones they want to pay, you’ll need a workers comp lawyer to help you sort everything out.

Your benefits are delayed

Your employer only has a certain amount of time, usually only seven days, to report your injury to their insurance company. After that, your employer has about two weeks from the time the injury was reported to mail you a check or inform you that they are going to fight your claim. If your compensation is delayed, you may want to speak to a lawyer.

Every year, there are more than 3.8 million occupational injuries and illnesses reported. If you’re one of those people, and you experience any of these situations above, give us a call today.

Skip McManes

Skip McManes is a seasoned attorney with more than 20 years of experience in representing injured workers. Prior to dedicating his legal practice to this cause, he briefly worked as an insurance defense lawyer where he witnessed the unethical tactics of insurance companies. This motivated him to shift his focus to defending the rights of workers against these powerful entities. Skip obtained his education from Johnson High in Gainesville and the University of Georgia, where he earned a degree in finance and a law degree. Despite his busy schedule, he remains an avid supporter of the Georgia Bulldogs. Currently residing in Alpharetta, Georgia, Skip has been married for over two decades and has four children. His commitment to his clients and passion for justice are evident in his work, and he is dedicated to fighting for the rights of those who have been injured on the job.


  1. I would like to know if I have a case due to an unexpected work injury.
    My thumb was badly lacerated and my bone was fractured. Work comp is delaying my checks and I have no way of knowing if my thumb is going to be normal at all from now on. This is just some of the things troubling me at the moment that I will briefly write on here. Please let me know asap as I am looking online for someone to help. Thank you and I will be looking forward to hearing from you.

  2. Thanks for pointing out that a delay of more than two weeks to receive worker’s compensation benefits would be a good reason to hire a lawyer. My brother is currently on a wheelchair due to a work-related accident that he insists is due to the negligence of his company. Perhaps hiring a lawyer would help in strengthening his case.

  3. My sister had an ankle injury after falling into the office stairs the other day. Because of this, she had to take a leave of absence for at least two weeks, according to the doctor. However, she has problems dealing with her employer about the medical expenses for physical therapy. Since you mentioned about denying a claim, she’s thinking of hiring a worker’s compensation lawyer to make a negotiation.

  4. Thanks for pointing out that a workers compensation lawyer can help you get your benefits if you’ve been injured at work. My mother broke her foot at her job yesterday, so I’m thinking about finding a workers compensation lawyer for her. I’m going to look for a good workers compensation lawyer in our area that she can use.

  5. My son got hurt while at work and his employer is being rude about it. I’ll see if I can find a lawyer to deal with the worker’s comp claim he should file. There is obvious evidence that it is his work’s fault so he should get compensation.

  6. It’s great that you mentioned how if you’re applying for a worker’s compensation legal process, you should hire a professional. A friend of mine had an accident at his workplace, and I’m worried about his family’s economy. He thinks they might fire him to avoid having to pay compensation, so I think he should get the help of an attorney. That’s why I’ll be sure to share this article with my friend about how to know it’s time to call a worker’s compensation lawyer.

  7. It’s good that this article points out that a lawyer can help you get compensation if you have been injured at work. My brother broke his leg at his job last week, so I’m considering finding a workers compensation lawyer for him. I’m going to see if there’s a good workers compensation lawyer in the area that can help.

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