What Are the Five Things You Should Look for When Hiring Legal Counsel?

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When you’ve been hurt on the job, and after you’ve received the immediate medical care that you need, your first course of action should be to hire an experienced and proven workers’ compensation lawyer, so that you can fully protect your rights. What should you look for when seeking counsel to help you secure the benefits you need? Here are some questions you should ask any lawyer that you may consider hiring:

  • Is workers’ compensation a focus of your practice?—The workers’ compensation process can be complex, with potential stumbling blocks for an inexperienced lawyer. You want someone who has handled a lot of these cases, who knows how insurers and their attorneys will respond to your claim.
  • Does the attorney regularly go to court?—Workers’ compensation proceedings typically involve hearings before judges or boards. You want a lawyer who knows how to make effective oral arguments, who understands the rules of evidence, and who can effectively respond to any issues or questions that arise during a hearing.
  • What process will your lawyer use to help you get the benefits you need?—What steps will your lawyer take to ensure that your claim is effectively moved forward in a timely manner?
  • Will your attorney be available to meet or talk with you if you have questions or concerns?—You want a lawyer who will be responsive, so that you always have a good sense of where you stand and what you need to do to keep the process moving forward.
  • How aggressively will your attorney advocate for you?—Will your lawyer treat your case as one of many that he/she is handling, or will your attorney take the time to really learn the details of your case and make strong arguments on your behalf?

The Important Things to Look for When Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

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