Do I Really Need an Attorney to Settle a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
California state law requires every employer, even one with just a single employee, to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage. In an ideal world, an injured worker could expect a straightforward claims process without interference. However, the reality is that the workers’ compensation claim system can be difficult to navigate. Not every employer will be as supportive and forthcoming about workers’ compensation claim forms and other materials.
Unfortunately, some employers may attempt to delay or interfere with their employees’ legitimate claims for workers’ compensation. An employer’s workers’ compensation insurance functions like any other insurance policy; repeated claims against a policy will drive up the policyholder’s premium rate. Simply put, many employers illegally interfere with their employees’ workers’ compensation claims to save money on their insurance premiums.
While it is technically possible to settle a workers’ compensation claim on your own without an attorney, doing so presents an undeniable risk. Having an attorney assist you provides an additional layer of security over your proceedings, minimizes the chance of encountering undue pushback against your claim, and ultimately provides you with peace of mind as you navigate a difficult experience.
Why Choose English, Lloyd & Armenta?
The Thousand Palms workers’ compensation attorneys at English, Lloyd & Armenta have more than 30 years of experience assisting clients in the Coachella Valley region with difficult workers’ compensation claims. We know that a workplace injury can leave you hurt and feeling hopeless, especially if an employer or other party interferes with your claim and you do not know what to do about it.
Rest assured that when you choose English, Lloyd & Armenta as your Thousand Palms workers compensation lawyers, you have experience on your side. Our team will provide you with the compassionate and responsive legal counsel you need to handle your claim with confidence and peace of mind.