5 Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Workers Compensation Claim
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Should you be present at your own workers’ comp hearing? H Bright Lindler explains those details in this video. Call our office if you need legal help.
Should I attend my workers’ comp hearing?
Recently, someone called me up and said, “I have a workers’ compensation case, and I’ve been representing myself. I need to know whether I should show up to go to court. I feel a little uneasy about it, and I’m wondering whether I need to get an attorney.” Well, if you find yourself in that situation, then you need to get a legal opinion about your case from an attorney before you try to go to court and represent yourself. Certainly, though, if you don’t have time to get an attorney, you need to go to court, explain to the judge that you plan to get an attorney, and ask for a continuance so that you can get an attorney. Then you need to contact attorneys right away and be prepared to provide that attorney with the documents that you have in your case, and let that attorney assess your case, and see if that attorney wants to take your case and represent you in court.
Understand that you’ve waited a long time to retain an attorney. You have to realize that it’s going to be very difficult for you to represent yourself in court. You certainly need to show up at court to let the judge know that you care about your case. If you don’t show up or retain an attorney, the judge will dismiss the case and you will lose your case. Frankly, if you’ve got a court case, you’re going to need to be in court when you have an attorney or, chances are, the attorney is going to move to have the hearing put off to another time. The real question and the real problem you need to solve is you need to find yourself an experienced Richmond County, NC workers’ compensation attorney.
If you’ve had a serious injury, and you’ve just been trusting your employer, before you let your court date come, you need to contact our office and give us the opportunity to review your case and determine what needs to be done on short notice next. Call our office. Don’t delay because, if you wait too late, no attorney is going to be able to help you.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured at work in North Carolina and have questions about your workers’ comp hearing? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC worker’ compensation lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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