Look out for your interests . . . your company is certainly looking out for theirs. Joey Hodgin has heard from many injured workers who do not want to retain a lawyer because the company is “being good to them”. However, what many injured workers fail to realize is that what the company is doing for them, is what is required by law: payments for doctor’s visits, transportation, etc. These things are not being done out of some sense of loyalty to the employee. Furthermore, Mr. Hodgin has also heard from injured workers who have been told, shall we say, something less than the truth: worker’s compensation benefits only last for a certain amount of time, you do not need to worry about filing a Form 18, there is a pre-determined limit to the number of doctor’s visits for which the employer will pay. All of these statements are false and are told to injured workers, by their employers, on a routine basis. As an injured worker, the best thing you can do is consult with an experienced Worker’s Compensation Laywer so that you can protect your interests, just as your company is protecting theirs.