5 reasons you need a workers’ compensation lawyer if you get injured at work

You suffered an injury at work. Now, what do you do? Can I handle it myself or do I need a lawyer?

Here are some reasons why you need a compensation lawyer if an accident occurs at work.


The insurance adjuster is not looking out for you.

No matter how “nice” they sound or even if they appear to be looking out for you, always remember this: They don’t work for you.  They work for an insurance company and their job is to serve their paymaster.  Profit is the goal of insurance companies.  They do not make profits by paying benefits for injured workers.

Mr. Shoen gives free consultations and knows that his first duty is to his clients.  He will guide and advise you throughout your claim and will always “have your back.” He works for you.



While we can’t speak on behalf of all workers’ comp lawyers, Mr. Shoen does not require any up-front payment directly from his clients.  He is very mindful that most injured workers are not in a position to pay a lawyer up front or “out of pocket.”  He will take your case on a “contingency fee” basis.  He enjoys making the insurance company pay his fees.


The Workers’ Compensation Act is complicated.

Workers’ compensation laws are not easy to navigate for a non-lawyer, or even for many lawyers that do not regularly handle workers’ compensation cases.  You have many rights under the law in Virginia and the best way to know and understand your rights is to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.  Even if your situation seems uncomplicated, it is wise to speak with an experienced workers’ comp. lawyer like Darren Shoen.


You could lose your job.

Many people find themselves out of a job after work related injuries.  Even workers that have been loyal to their employers for years find that their loyalty is not rewarded after they have been injured.  A good workers’ compensation lawyer will make sure your rights are protected and that you are not left out in the cold without a job or a plan for the future.


Much less stress

Mr. Shoen’s clients know that he and his staff will handle all dealings with the insurance company and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.  He knows how to make the insurance company pay attention and do what they are supposed to do.  Without a fighting lawyer on your side, the insurance company will often ignore you, the injured worker, and your needs.



The statements contained herein are for general information purposes only. This is NOT to be considered specific legal advice to your situation as Mr. Shoen would need to meet with you individually to ensure the client confidentiality and would need additional information not provided in this article. This article does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.


To learn more about the Law Office of Darren Shoen, or to speak with a lawyer, visit their website at shoenlaw.com.

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