In some cases there is a settlement or hearing, and the insurance company has agreed to a repayment or compensation. However, you may find you are not getting paid, despite the agreement. A worker compensation attorney will fight for you to ensure that the contract is upheld and you receive your payments.
One major issues with workers compensation claims that are not handled by an attorney is that the worker often gets far less in the settlement than he or she is actually eligible for under the guidelines. Remember the lawyers or adjuster for the insurance company is going to try to pay as little as possible and you may not really understand what you are truly owed.