I was injured in a work-related accident. When should I consult an attorney?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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It is never too soon to consult a workers’ compensation attorney after sustaining a work related injury, even if for no other reason than to have the workers’ compensation system explained to you, and to understand what to expect from the process. There is a substantial likelihood that the insurance company will eventually challenge a worker’s right to compensation benefits, and the insurance company begins preparing a litigation strategy to get an injured worker off compensation from the time that the adjuster opens the file.

Not only is it critical for the injured worker to consult an attorney as soon as possible especially if the injury is serious, it is recommended that you get in touch with an attorney experienced in workers’ compensation law.

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