Do I Need A Workers' Compensation Attorney?

After a work-related injury, many employees wonder whether they need to retain a workers' compensation attorney to help them protect their interests, or if they can handle the claim on their own.

If you have concerns about your work injury claim and simply want to speak with a lawyer for a professional opinion, please feel free to contact the Law Office of John Adams Christiansen. During your free consultation, we will help you understand the workers' compensation process, the challenges for your specific case and your rights under the law.

Do I Need A Workers' Compensation Attorney?

The decision to hire an attorney is a significant one that you need to make for yourself. It is generally wise to consider retaining a lawyer if:

  • You require surgery or other extensive treatment for a severe workplace injury.
  • You and your doctor believe your health won't return to the condition it was prior to your injury.
  • You believe you are not receiving the full extent of workers' compensation benefits to which you are entitled.
  • You believe you are not able to work any longer because of your injury.
  • You believe you could perform a different job if you can't return to your current position.
  • You need to dispute a decision made by your state's workers' compensation division, your employer or your employer's insurer.
  • Your employer or its insurer has disputed a decision made by a Division of Workers' Compensation judge.
  • Your medical treatment benefits have been denied.
  • You would feel more secure about your workers' compensation claim if a skilled attorney were protecting your rights and interests.

Contact A Kansas City Lawyer Serving Missouri And Kansas

To learn more about the workers' compensation process in Missouri or Kansas, please contact the Law Office of John Adams Christiansen, L.C., in Kansas City or Blue Springs at 816-298-9892.