Do I always need a lawyer to represent me against the employer and/or carrier?

You may not have any issues at the outset of your case, but you do need to know your rights and the responsibilities of the insurance company to you. If there are issues about lost wages or medical care, you do need an attorney. If there are no pending issues, an explanation of the workers’ compensation system is something you definitely need. There is no charge for any consultation with us. The insurance company pays the attorney fee.