When to hire an attorney
Hire an attorney right away. I would recommend that you hire an attorney as soon as possible after you have a work related injury. This recommendation is not simply self-serving. It is to minimize the opportunity the insurance company has to control your case and make your case more difficult down the road. Initially the insurance company may seem very concerned and helpful. You must remember that the insurance company’s real goal is to make money and they less they pay out in claims, the more they make. At intake I often hear new clients say, “The adjuster was so friendly and then stopped returning my phone calls.” The adjuster was able to position the client through either medical care or other recorded statements to gain information needed to dispute the case. The staff at Black & Jones Attorneys at Law would like to be there from the start to make certain this doesn’t happen to you.