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How to Choose the Best Workers Compensation Attorney

Need a workers compensation attorney, but don’t know where to begin? Look no further.

Finding a workers comp lawyer in Idaho or Utah isn’t actually that hard, but taking the first step can be confusing. Let’s take a look at the calling cards of a bright, dedicated attorney, and how you can land the best lawyer for YOUR workers comp case.

Can I Represent My Own Workers Comp Case?

Are you curious whether you even need an attorney at all to represent your case? The fact is, you may be able to successfully represent yourself without needing a workers comp lawyer. Many people take this route every year—but there is a catch.

Most people who go down the path of self-representation do so for a handful of reasons, which have to do with their injury’s severity and how much their employer decides to cooperate.

Is My Injury Work-Related?

Whether your injury or illness happened at work forms the basis of your worker’s compensation claim. Every day, people are shocked to find out that—according to their employer—their injury doesn’t count as ‘work-related.’

But how can that be? Let’s take a look at some common situations that happen at work, and how they could affect your workers comp case.

Be Wary of ‘Independent’ Medical Evaluations

One of the issues with the workers comp process that really grinds my gears are these so-called ‘independent medical evaluations.’

You can probably guess what that means, and you might have gone through one yourself after a work-related injury. But if not, let me tell you what goes on at one of these ‘evaluations.’