When you are injured at work, your employer needs to report the injury to its work comp insurance carrier. Depending on the situation, you may need money for medical bills and lost wages as soon as possible. Sometimes you may be able to handle the case successfully on your own. For instance, if you had a minor injury, your employer reports the injury, you don’t miss much work, and you have no preexisting conditions, then hiring an attorney might be unnecessary. However, if any of those things are not true, hiring an attorney may accelerate payments and result in a higher settlement or award.

First, can you afford a work comp attorney? The short answer is Yes. Work comp attorneys almost exclusively work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, the attorney only gets paid if you get paid, and fees do not need to be paid up front.

Situations where you should contact a work comp attorney:

It is important that you understand your rights regarding work comp, and that you take full advantage of what you are entitled to. The attorneys at Simpson, Jensen, Abels, Fisher & Bouslog, P.C. are experienced in handling work comp claims. If have questions or need assistance, contact us at (515) 288-5000 to discuss your issue with our firm.

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