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What You Need to Know About Finding the Right Worker’s Compensation Attorney

Erwin, McCane & Daly | Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Finding the right attorney for your Workers’ Comp case is like discovering a new ally. You want that person to fully understand you and your unique situation, support you, and use their strengths and knowledge for a positive outcome.

A seasoned Workers’ Compensation attorney will pinpoint your needs and take the necessary actions to remedy them. They’ll have a tried-and-true method of dealing with your case. They’ll be reliable, accountable and accessible. In a sea of available attorneys, how do you determine who’s right for you?

Here are 6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Workers’ Comp Attorney:

  1. Test the waters. Bring a list of specific questions and paper to write down responses.
  2. Feel the vibe. Get a sense of whether or not you feel an immediate rapport with the attorney. Initial impressions and comfort level can be very telling.
  3. Ask for credentials. This is more than a cursory glance at the diplomas on the wall. You’ll want to know how long they’ve been practicing, what societies they belong to, if they’re continuing their education, and any other pertinent info.
  4. Request references from previous clients whose Workers’ Compensation cases were similar to yours. Look at the attorney’s record of cases for people hurt on the job that were won, settled or lost.
  5. Quiz the attorney on anticipated outcomes. Sure, no one can see into the future, but a good lawyer will be forthcoming with their expectations for your Worker’s Comp case.
  6. Find out they require a retainer or if they’ll take your case on a contingency basis. This means they’ll only receive payment if your case has a successful outcome.

At Erwin, McCane & Daly, we’re proud of our reputation as attorneys with a stellar track record. We successfully represent clients in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability, and we’re ready to help you, too. We’ll give you an accurate idea of what you can expect to collect in Workers’ Comp or Social Security Disability. What’s more, if we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover benefits for you.

We’re ready to answer all of the above questions, as well as any others you may have. Call our office today at 518-449-2245, or email us for a free initial consultation to review your case. At EMD Law, we can be your biggest ally.