As with any personal injury that might be litigable, you should maintain a pain and suffering log for as long as the effects from your accident lasts. Even if your worker compensation claim is taken care of promptly, it doesn't hurt to be prepared.
If you hire a lawyer to prosecute your worker compensation case in court, be very certain that they're qualified for the job. Check into their accreditation, education, and track record. In addition, you should contact the state bar association to make sure they're a member -- and thus a legitimate lawyer.