The process of selecting a workers’ compensation lawyer is one of the things you must take seriously if your claim is to be successful. This could be the deciding factor in whether you win or lose a case. In the legal world, good representation is the foundation of a case.
So much so that you must ensure that the lawyer you select is qualified for the job. And that they will do everything in their power to ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
It can be difficult to know what to discuss with your lawyer. You must ask pertinent questions about their practice, the nature of your claim, the process, the steps required, and so on; some examples are provided below.
- What kind of work injuries do you handle, and what is your experience with such cases?
- How long have you been working with such claims, and what is your success rate?
- Among the cases you have worked on, how many of them did you win?
- Am I going to work with you directly when all through the case process, or will you refer me to third parties?
- Over the past years, how many cases have ended up requiring court intercession?
- Am I supposed to visit any health practitioner before starting the process?
- Who is going to cater for my injury claim and the costs of the injury?
- Am I eligible to file a personal injury claim?
- Does my claim stand a chance of me getting the necessary benefits?
- Am I qualified to receive any worker compensation benefits.”
- What type of benefits am I liable to receive?
- Will the claiming process end up with my employer getting sued, or are they out of it?
- How long will it take for the whole process to come to an end?
- When I file for the additional benefits, will it affect my initial compensation benefits claim?
- After the procedure is over, how long will it take for me to receive the benefits?
- How will I know that it is time to settle my claim?
- When offered, should I accept a lump sum settlement?
- What am I supposed to do before, during, and after the process?
- Am I eligible to receive additional benefits (such as the Social Security Disability and Social Security Retirement Benefits)?
- What should I say when the time comes for me to speak?
- What things should I avoid saying or doing before, during, and after the process?
- What will be the overall cost of hiring you, and are there any contingency fees that I should pay after the process?
- Are you going to deal with the employer or the insurance company?
- In case of any advice, questions, or clarifications, how will I contact you?
- Is there any information that you need me to present?
The answers that the attorney gives you will help you determine whether they are the right person for the job. Additionally, you will be equipped with everything required before the process, thus allowing you to avoid last-minute rushes.