Do I need a lawyer if I’m injured at work?

A lawyer with workers’ compensation experience can protect an injured worker’s right to medical benefits, income during the period of rehabilitation, and payment for any permanent injury. Since the payment for the permanent injury is based on a formula established by the Legislature, and because the formula can produce a wide range of results, a lawyer can see that you are paid at the high end of the lawful range. State law limits the lawyer’s fee to 20% of the compensation gained for the employee. Since the consultation is free, it makes sense to speak with one about your situation before you settle your claim.