When you are involved in a workplace accident, you want to know that you are going to be able to get the medical treatment you need as well as recoup your financial losses from missed work. While many employers are trustworthy when it comes to workers’ compensation cases, some employers or their insurance companies might try to avoid paying a claim. When that happens, you need an experienced attorney to represent you. Here are three things you should look for in a workers’ compensation attorney.
Most workers’ compensation attorneys will give you an initial consultation free of charge to assess your case and their ability or willingness to represent you. If the attorney charges for the initial consultation, they are likely to have higher and more fees associated with your case.
Work on Contingency
A good workers’ compensation attorney understands that you are hiring them because you are suffering financial losses already due to your injury. Most workers’ compensation attorneys will work on contingency. This means that you do not pay anything to the attorney unless you win your case, either through a workers’ compensation claim or through further legal action.
Experience and References
The initial consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney is like a job interview. You want to ask questions that will let you know how qualified they are to represent you in this matter. Ask them about how many workers’ compensation cases they have completed successfully, as well as if they are board certified in workers’ compensation law. You may also want to ask for references or testimonials from their past clients.
If you have recently had a workplace injury and need experienced representation, contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation.