Hurt at work? Doug Williams explains why you should call an attorney.

The workers’ compensation process can feel overwhelming. But you don’t have to manage it on your own. If you have been hurt at work, make sure you have someone on your side who will help advocate for you.

Doug Williams, an Abes Baumann partner with more than 25 years of experience in workers’ compensation, helps ensure injured workers receive the benefits they are entitled to.


Frequently people call us and they’re not sure whether they need an attorney or not.

If a case is in litigation and it’s before a worker’s compensation judge, the insurance carrier is always going to have an experienced attorney that is representing the insurance carrier. So that’s one good reason to have an attorney.

You want someone that has the same base of knowledge or hopefully even a greater base of knowledge than does the attorney representing the insurance carrier.

Also the Worker’s Compensation Act and the Occupational Disease Act,
and the regulations that the Bureau of Workers Compensation has published.

Interpreting those acts are complicated.

If you print them out,
they come out to about 365 pages. it’s very, very difficult for a layperson to navigate that system and the complexities associated with it without an attorney.