You usually don’t need an attorney to help you with your workers’ compensation claim, at least not if your injury is relatively minor and you are out of work for only a short period of time. But if the injury is fairly serious, or the worker was killed, it is best to be represented by an attorney. You should certainly hire an attorney if problems arise in the processing of your claim or if you plan on appealing the initial decision.

When Even Maximum Benefits Are Too Small

Anytime workers’ compensation benefits don’t adequately compensate you, you should consider whether your employer, a fellow employee, or a third party was responsible for the accident and is liable or the rest of your damages. This is an especially important concern in cases involving serious injuries or death. The following situations are among the more common ones when you can sue others for job-related injuries and deaths.

If you or a loved one has been injured at work it is important to protect your legal rights. Call (916) 922-9902 to speak with a work injury lawyer in Sacramento, Tom Johnson.