|Author||Subject: Re: Why you would want a attorney...|
|sb|| Posted At 17:29:12 04/24/2001
Run, don't walk, to an attorney as soon as you suffer a work injury. The insurance companies have succeeded in making the laws so meticulous that only an attorney, experienced in the area of workers' comp, can wade through the river of forms and filing. Remember, the insurance company has a whole staff of lawyers on hand to screw you out of your rights. Why would you even presume they wouldn't screw you? As for finding attorneys after the case goes on appeal, appeals are only argued on the existing record and unless an attorney had a hand in developing that original record it's too risky of a proposition to take on through a contingency fee - which is how they get paid. Remember - they are people just like everyone else trying to pay the bills so they can't gamble on appeals and perhaps lose hundreds of dollars.
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