David Tous Touts the Merits of Hiring an Attorney for Workers’ Comp
Workersâ€™ comp attorney David Tous lists the top three tips regarding the need for injured workers to hire an attorney.
Originally, the California workersâ€™ compensation system was designed so that an injured worker would be able to secure benefits without the need for representation by an attorney.
â€śHowever, the system has morphed so much over the years that there is a slim chance that an unrepresented injured worker will receive the maximum benefits available without the assistance of an attorney,â€ť said David Tous, founder of Tous Law Group, which focuses on workersâ€™ compensation. â€śThe system is so incredibly complex that just the benefit notices that are required to be sent to an injured worker by the insurance companies result in confusion, stress and uncertainty.â€ť
For those injured on the job, Tous lists the following three reasons to hire an attorney to help navigate the workersâ€™ compensation system:
No. 1: Help receive the maximum benefits allowed. â€śWorkersâ€™ compensation injuries can often cause injured workers to feel that the injury has destroyed their life, and they soon begin to feel that the insurance company is their enemy and that they have no rights,â€ť said Tous. â€śBut an attorney can navigate the system for the injured worker to ensure that he or she receives the maximum benefits allowed and the best possible settlement.â€ť
No. 2: Deal with insurance companies. The law, adds Tous, can oftentimes be unfair as an injury can displace a worker from their job temporarily, and many times permanently. â€śInsurance companies deny temporary disability, medical benefits and permanent disability, so having an attorney on your side fighting for you is essential,â€ť said Tous.
No. 3: Offer expert advice. â€śAn injured worker should seek representation so that they have an expert available to advise and assist them in the process,â€ť said Tous. â€śThe system was designed to provide injured workers with benefits. The insurance companies are in business to make money; they are not in business to ensure that the injured worker receives the maximum benefits allowed by law. Again, however, an attorney strives to secure the maximum benefits allowed by law for his or her clients.â€ť
About Tous Law Group, LLC
Workersâ€™ compensation attorneys at the Tous Law Group have decades of combined experience helping injured workers throughout California. They know how the insurance companies handle claims and how defense teams are likely to approach a case. For more information, please call (714) 602-4473, or visit our website. The law office is located at 151 Kalmus Drive, Suite M-1, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.