Workers’ compensation often covers workplace accidents, but there are exceptions where you might be able to sue for damages caused by your injuries that only an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer knows. Be sure to report your workplace accident as soon as possible, even if you do not think initially that you were injured, as state laws often limit the period of time when a report is filed to be covered by workers’ compensation. Injuries might not become apparent until later, and if you failed to file a report, you might be out of luck. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can speak for you with workers’ compensation representatives and assist if your valid claim was denied or if your employer classifieds you as an independent contractor.