3 Things You Should Never Do After Hiring A Workers' Compensation Lawyer

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You probably made the right decision when hiring a lawyer to help you with your workers' compensation case. Now, it's important to continue making the right decisions while your lawyer is helping you handle your case. These are some of the decisions that you should not make after hiring an attorney.

1. Withhold Information from Your Attorney

There might be some facts about your workplace accident that you might not really want to share with anyone, such as if you were doing something that you weren't supposed to be doing at the time of the accident or if you think that you might have failed your drug test. Just remember that your lawyer is the one who is on your side, so it's important to share these things. They will all probably come out to your lawyer anyway, and you'll want him or her to already know about these things and to be prepared to deal with them when handling your case. If your lawyer gets thrown off with added information while handling your case because you didn't share this information, it's only going to be harder for him or her to help you.

2. Communicate With the Insurance Company By Yourself

One of the main positive things about having a workers' compensation lawyer to help you with your case is the fact that you don't have to do things like communicate with your employer's workers' compensation insurance company yourself. Take full advantage of the services that you are paying your lawyer for and avoid doing anything to jeopardize your case by not talking to anyone from the insurance company without going over it with your lawyer first.

3. Stop Listening to Your Doctors

Along with your attorney, your medical team are some of the most important people who are helping you after your workplace accident. Without your medical team, you may not be able to recover to the best possible extent after a work accident. Plus, not listening to the advice that you have been given by your doctors — such as going to all of your appointments or going back to work before your doctor has told you that you are physically prepared to do so — will not only affect your health negatively, but your case negatively as well. Therefore, along with listening to any advice that your lawyer gives you while handling your case, make sure that you follow the advice that your doctors give you too.

Reach out to an office like Oxner + Permar, PLLC for more assistance.


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