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I Was Injured at Work. Should I Get a Lawyer to Represent Me?

There Is Never a Wrong Time to Seek Legal Counsel and Learn Your Rights

If you have been injured on the job, you don’t necessarily need a lawyer. Many injuries require only a few sick days to recover, and workers’ compensation pays for your medical bills. However, the workers’ comp system doesn’t always perform perfectly, and you may have rights outside the system that would provide a greater level of compensation. At the Law Offices of John E. Hill, P.C., we have been fighting for workers since 1993, and we are determined to see injured workers recover the maximum amount possible in benefits and compensation. We don’t charge for consultations, so you can learn about your rights in your specific circumstances. If you have suffered a serious, potentially disabling injury, you must get reliable legal advice.

How Do I Know if I Need to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Many workers’ compensation claims go through without any hassle. But if at any point you’re denied access to benefits, it’s time to get professional assistance. You should call our Oakland law firm if:

  • Your claim is denied
  • You disagree with your treatment plan
  • You’re refused a second opinion
  • You are denied an alternative treatment
  • Your treating physician clears you for work before you’re fully healed
  • You get a lower than expected disability rating
  • The insurer wants to settle your medical and disability claim

When any of these situations arise, you are at an extreme disadvantage going up against a large insurance company whose main concern is limiting payouts to claimants.

How Our Dedicated Oakland Attorneys Can Help With Your Workers’ Comp Claim

The workers’ compensation system is highly bureaucratic and confusing for anyone who is inexperienced in dealing with it. On top of that, the deadlines for appealing denials come quickly. Fortunately, our attorneys have specific knowledge related to workers’ compensation law and procedure. We understand what type of evidence is required to turn a denial of claim around, to get you the treatment you require, and to revise your disability rating so you get the level of benefits you deserve.

If you have a serious injury, the insurance company will probably offer to settle your claim for a lump sum or payments structured over a short period of time. A large lump sum can look very attractive, especially if household bills have piled up during your period of disability. But remember, the insurance company is making this offer to save money. We provide guidance based on decades of workers’ comp experience, and we negotiate fair settlements that work for you and your family. To get the greatest value for your disability claim, trust our attorneys to negotiate your settlement.

Speak to Our Accomplished Workers’ Comp Attorneys Today

If you’ve suffered a serious work injury, you need the maximum level of workers’ comp benefits possible. At the Law Offices of John E. Hill, P.C., you can get a free consultation and case evaluation with an experienced injury attorney. Call today at (510) 588-1000, or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Oakland, we represent clients throughout Northern California. Hablamos español.

Client Reviews
“I live on the east coast. I needed a lawyer to represent me in a personal injury suit. Never having been involved in lawsuit before, I didn't know what to expect. I selected John Hill based upon my research of Bay area attorneys and was not disappointed. He and his staff were very easy to communicate with despite the distance and 3 hour time zone difference. They are knowledgeable and have a huge base of experience. Most of all, I was always treated with kindness and respect as we moved through the process. Needless to say, I am extremely satisfied with my settlement. Without reservation, I give my whole hearted recommendation to Mr. Hill and his staff.” Cathy Walls
“Intensely dedicated to getting the best results possible for me on several cases. John Hill tells you honestly and clearly the pluses and minuses of your case and makes sure you understand completely all options. He is completely professional and one of the most affable persons you will ever meet.” Dan Wilson
“They handled my case with no problem love how effective & efficient they were!” Aja Jordan
“I was represented by INNA BIMITS in a workers compensation case. She is the BEST!!! I couldn’t have had a better attorney than her. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a workers compensation case. Her Assistant’s were very nice, helpful, and returned my calls right away. It was a long process but they were with me through it all. They were very patient with me explaining every process and gave me great advice. Inna gave me the best results possible and I am very pleased with her representation. Hiring her was the best decision ever.” K.C.
“Exquisite advice with Worker’s Compensation Case! This law office, all support staff, and assistants are responsive and helpful. I especially appreciate the legal advice and clarifications I received from Joanne Helvig, Esq. She is an excellent lawyer, fights hard, is thorough, provides great attention to every detail, sorted through financial bills, and got me through a long legal battle. I appreciate this great lawyer. As an injured worker, I got what I needed.” M.R.