No matter how nice your adjuster or case manager is treating you, she is not your advocate. She is an employee of the insurance company. This doesn’t mean she is a bad person but there are company rules that she must follow which put the company’s interest first. The fewer benefits the insurance company has to pay you, the more it gets to keep. Unless you heal fully and return to work quickly, you should always talk with a workers’ compensation attorney about what you are entitled to. Quite often we discover that the insurance company has not told the injured worker about benefits that they clearly know or should know about. Remember, the insurance company handles thousands of these claims each and every day. They know workers’ compensation and know that you don’t.