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Do I need an attorney to receive a settlement?

You always have the choice to handle your workers’ compensation case on your own. It is most definitely your right. However, most people choose to hire an attorney for a few major reasons: (1) an injury or illness can make all the research, running around, and phone calls more difficult and tiring; (2) the process—even without an attorney—is law-based, including what can be complicated processes and forms; (3) the insurance company will most definitely have attorneys working for them, so most people like to level the playing field; (4) settlement negotiations without an attorney can be risky with lowball results. Insurers often try to take advantage of unrepresented parties by persuading or tricking them into accepting an offer that is far too low. Most people don’t deal with workers’ compensation claims every day (if ever), but the insurance adjusters definitely do. Often, they will try to make a claimant feel as if they have no other options, which is almost never the case. At Dolman Law, we welcome the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with the insurance companies in order to fight for the injured.