After suffering from a work-related injury or illness, it can be challenging to figure out how to take legal action properly. Rather than struggling to fight for your rights alone, it's always recommended to work with a skilled professional, as they can review the details of your case and give you the legal advice you need when determining your next steps.
How Do I Know If I Need a Workers' Compensation Attorney?
Some work-related injuries may be simple enough for you to represent yourself, but others may be a bit less straightforward. Generally speaking, if all four of the following rules apply to your situation, you may not need to seek professional help:
- You suffered a minor workplace injury, like a cut that required stitches or a twisted ankle
- Your employer admits to the injury happening at work
- You missed little to no work due to the injury
- You don't have any pre-existing conditions that affect the same part of the body as your workplace injury.
Having an attorney on your side can be highly beneficial if your case becomes more complex. Many complexities could occur in which a lawyer may be a necessity but some of the most common include the following:
- You have a pre-existing condition.
- Your injury prevents you from returning to work, limits what you can do at work, or affects your ability to do any work at all.
- Your employer's settlement does not cover all of your lost wages or medical bills.
- Your boss retaliated against you because you filed a workers' compensation claim.
- You receive or plan to apply for social security benefits.
- Your employer denies the claim or fails to pay your benefits on time.
- Your injury was caused because of a third party's actions or your employer's misconduct.
Contact Our Mississippi Workers' Compensation Attorneys
If you have been injured on the job and are ready to take legal action, call our office today, we are prepared to help. Don't feel like you have to fight this battle alone. Here at Funderburg, Sessums & Peterson, PLLC, we have a team of skilled attorneys who are dedicated to you and your case's success, all while offering you the support you need every step of the way.
Contact us today at (601) 514-6544 or visit us online to get started with your free consultation.