I recommend you getting a good lawyer any time the situation might have an impact on your ability to make money in the future. I agree find a good workers comp lawyer.
You are confused. You don't know what to do. You need your workers comp and disability approved. You are posted the question on an internet site seeking advise. Your question is "Do I need to get a lawyer?"
What do you think?
Let me chance the scenario. The wiring in my house is frying. It smells like burnt wires. I have no experience at all with electrical. I plan on re-wiring my house. Should I hire an electrician? Or should I do the rewire blindfolded?
Yes you need an attorney.
The above information does not establish an attorney client relationship nor is it meant to provide legal advice.
Your Primary Treater's will give an opinion of your disability, and if there is a Panel QME that you see, he will also give an opnion. The Court usually follows the QME, because he has no vested interest in performing future surgery, or ratifying past treatment mistakes/abuses.
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You should at a very minimum have your case reviewed by a good Northern California workers' compensation attorney who can tell you what your rights are and whether it is a good idea to have representation.
You should also have the facts of your incident reviewed for any potential third-party liability, that is fault on the part of someone other than your employer or a fellow employee that contributed to your injury.
I would be happy to discuss this matter with you.
S. David Rosenthal
2251 Douglas Blvd., Ste. 120
Roseville, CA 95661
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