An on-the-job injury is an unpleasant experience by all accounts. Not only are you hurt, you are undoubtedly incurring huge financial costs, lost wages and enduring difficult medical treatment.
Recovering financial losses and compensation for painful injuries sometimes requires the assistance of an experienced workers’ compensation that knows the laws and how they can obtain the benefits you’re entitled to.
There are many ways to locate a workers’ comp attorney in your city or state. After you have a list of three or four referrals, meet with each one of them before making your final choice. Read on for 4 ways you can locate a qualified workers’ compensation attorney.
1.Family, friends and acquaintances
One thing we instinctively do when looking for something important is ask family and other people in our lives we trust. Searching for a workers’ comp attorney is no different. If someone has used a workers’ comp attorney before, they can refer you to them and give a firsthand accounting of how they feel their case was handled.
2.Internet directories, internet searches and YellowPages
One popular place many are turning to locate workers’ comp. attorneys is online searches. A lot of lawyers today have a website and are even listed in a specialized workers’ compensation attorney directory. Point your web browser to a search engine like Google and enter your city/state location with the words “workers’ compensation attorney”, “workers’ compensation lawyer”, you get the idea.
You can also pick up your phonebook and find a lot of attorneys listed in the yellow pages.
Any attorneys you may know would be a great help in finding a good workers’ compensation attorney. Remember, not all lawyers do the same thing. A real estate attorney isn’t going to be much help in your workers’ compensation claim. But don’t worry about offending your legal friend, attorneys refer business to one another all the time so chances are they know someone that can handle your case.
Another way you can locate a good workers’ comp attorney is through your local or state’s bar association. Most even have a referral service organized by practice area but each state’s association works differently. Some bar associations only list attorneys with a certain amount of experience while others simply list all lawyers in good standing. Before relying on a particular service, find out the qualifications an attorney must have to be included on their list.
Once you have your list of 3 or 4 workers’ comp attorneys, it’s now time to meet with each of them individually. Most lawyers do not charge an initial consultation fee but if they do, scratch them off your list.
Bring all documentation including any police reports, hospital/medical information, income loss information, witness statements and anything related to your claim to the initial meeting. Organizing your legal documentation means your attorney can get right to work for you.
During the interview, be sure you get clear answers to the following questions:
After making your final decision, you’re not done. Be sure you have a written fee agreement with the attorney that is clear and keep in touch with them to make sure your case progresses like it should.
We invite you to check out our workers’ compensation attorney directory at WorkingManLaw.com to find the right workman’s comp attorney for your case today.
Meet Colorado Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury and Insurance Dispute Attorney R. Mack Babcock
Prior to founding The Babcock Law Firm, LLC, R. Mack Babcock spent many years on the other side of workers' compensation , car accidents, personal injury and insurance disputes representing some of the largest insurance companies and corporations in Colorado as an attorney at a midsize insurance defense firm.
Babcock is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Workers' Compensation Educational Association. In early 2008, he was elected as the Colorado House District 43 Committee Chairperson for the Douglas County Colorado Democratic Party. In connection with this position, he is responsible for finding a candidate(s) to run for House District 43, overseeing the campaign(s), organizing volunteers, and also sits on the executive committee for the Douglas County Democratic Party.