The determination of whether or not you
decide to try and handle your own case is a very personal matter. Workers'
compensation is a very complicated and complex type of procedure. Although it
is meant to be self-executing, in many situations, it is always important that
you take steps to ensure that your rights are protected. You should keep good
records, be careful when dealing with the insurance company, know the rules and
regulations as well as you can and remember to seek the services of an attorney
if you feel you are running into a problem. Most attorneys will talk with you
during the initial consultation free of charge and, during that conversation,
you can discuss with them your understanding of what you have to do and how to
get it done.
If you feel you can handle your own case
after discussing the matter with an attorney, you should try and do so. On the
other hand, if it becomes clear after talking with the attorney that the matter
is beyond your expertise, it is always better to hire a professional to