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Handling My Own Case

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 represent you.

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