Go and consult with a local experienced Worker's Comp attorney SAP. There is no need for you to act as your own counsel and you should not. WC is a complicated, technical and demanding area of law and you will get flattened by the system without a lawyer.
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The short answer is you can, but the longer answer is you should not. Even though I have handled PI cases for almost 25 years, I do not typically venture into WC cases because they have their own technical requirements and involve a group of attorneys and judges that speak an entirely different language than those of us on the civil PI side. In addition, as I understand it, the fees in WC are regulated by the applicable WC codes, so you're probably better off finding a reputable WC lawyer in your area and using his/her expertise to get the most out of your case.
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I don't know why you're having so much trouble finding an attorney. I had suggested to you in your earlier post that you call me for a referral. You haven't done that. Maybe you should!
In any event, yes, you can act as your own attorney in w.c. i don't recommend it but it can be done. you would have all the discovery tools available to you that all lawyers have. Whatever you do, do not just follow the advice of the insurance attorney. He is not your friend. He works for the insurance company and will do what he has to do to defeat you.