10 Questions to Ask a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

10 Questions to Ask a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

When you’ve filed a Workers’ Compensation claim, sometimes the insurance company doesn’t treat you as you should be treated. Sometimes the insurance company might unexpectedly deny your claim, withhold benefits, or delay your medical treatment. In this event, you need to consult with a Workers’ Compensation attorney.

However, there’s a lot of Workers’ Compensation attorneys in Georgia, so how do you choose one that you can connect with and that will handle your claim properly?  Do research online and see reviews that people have given attorneys. Reviews can go a long way. Also ask your family or friends if they have any recommendations for attorneys.  Don’t just go with the first attorney that you see in the yellow pages. Make sure you do your due diligence, as finding the right attorney is important. After you’ve narrowed it down to just a few attorneys, develop a list of questions to ask them.

10 Questions to Ask a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Here’s 10 questions that we recommend that you ask your prospective Workers’ Compensation attorney before signing an agreement with them.

1. Are you a Board Certified workers’ compensation specialist?  What states are your board licensed in?

You want to make sure that you get an attorney who has a specialization in Workers’ Compensation.  If not, then you’re just wasting your time and money because they won’t be qualified to help you.

2. How many years of experience do you have?

If it’s a complex claim, you want an attorney that has 10 or more years of experience. Don’t go with an attorney that is fresh out of law school.

3. Do you a free telephone or office consultation?

Prioritize attorneys that offer a free telephone or office consultation. You don’t want them to give free advice all of the time, but you certainly don’t want to pay money to attorney that will wind up not being able to help you.

4. Do you take your cases to hearing?

You want an attorney that will take your case to hearing if required to get the benefits you deserve.

5. What about litigation costs?

You want an attorney who will try to keep  the litigation costs low – it’s expensive to go to court!

6. Will you meet with me at home or on evenings or weekends?

If your spouse works and you want them to be there when your attorney comes over, then it’s really beneficial to have an attorney that will meet with you outside of traditional office hours.

7. How much does it cost to hire your law firm?

Many Workers’ Compensation attorneys handle workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee basis.  That means that receive a percentage of what you win only if the attorney wins your case.

8. How quickly do you return telephone calls?

You want an attorney who is responsive and will return calls within 24 hours.

9. Do I need a GA workers’ compensation lawyer?  

If you have been seriously injured, are not receiving the benefits you deserve, are considering a settlement, or have questions about your claim, you should contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia.

10. How do I get started with my Georgia Workers’ Compensation case?

Call Bobe and Snell law office at 470-268-5802 for a consultation today!

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10 Questions to Ask a Workers’ Compensation Attorney