If you’re injured on the job, should you get an attorney? How can a lawyer help with your compensation claim? Is it expensive to hire a Workers’ Compensation attorney?

In this video, Memphis attorney Darrell Castle discusses why you might want to get an attorney for your Workers’ Comp case.

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How can an attorney help me with my Workers’ Compensation case?

You need an attorney for your Workers’ Compensation claim in order for you to be successful in receiving a lump sum benefit for your injury. If you have a disabling injury, then you will need an attorney to make sure you get the maximum amount that the law allows you to have.

A doctor will determine the percentage of disability that you have, and that can be to a certain body part – like you injure your arm or injure your shoulder, or you injure your leg, or foot, or whatever. He will say that you have a certain disability rating to that body part. If you’re really badly injured, it could be to your body as a whole.

But the lawyer can help you maximize that benefit. Sometimes, believe it or not, the insurance company will offer you less money than you’re really entitled to, and a lawyer can help you maximize that.

In most cases the lawyer more than justifies his fee. His fee is a very small percentage of what your lump sum benefit really is – not a large percentage at all. He gets nothing unless you receive a lump sum benefit. His fee is restricted by law in Workers’ Compensation to a small percentage, so it’s certainly to your advantage to talk to an attorney if you’ve had an on-the-job injury.

More questions? Contact Darrell Castle:

901-327-2100

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