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Your First Meeting with a Work Injury Attorney

If you have been injured at work, you may be facing lost wages and medical bills and also be entitled to a settlement.

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  • Slip and Falls
  • Back Injuries
  • Repetitive Trauma
  • Failed Safety equipment
  • Moving Objects
  • Shoulder Injuries

Your First Meeting with a Work Injury Attorney

Preparing for that first meeting can give your case a head start and get the attorney-client relationship off to a good start. Showing up with some background information and relevant documents tells your attorney that you intend to work as a team.

  • Write down how the injury happened, including who was there, who witnessed the incident, and what happened immediately after. Your attorney can refer back to this document if they have questions about what happened. He or she may want to contact witnesses at some point.
  • Bring a copy of any notice you gave to your employer, or document how you told your employer about your injury and any response you received. If you told others at work, include that information as well.
  • Know your medical diagnosis. Ask your doctor if you are unsure of the details. Bring the name and contact information for your doctor, as well.
  • Bring the name and address of your employer. This is required in order to file a claim.
  • Find out the name of your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, if you can.
  • If you have a pre-existing condition, or a prior injury to the same part of the body, bring a description of that for your attorney. A pre-existing condition won’t ruin your chances, but it does affect your case and it’s a good thing for your attorney to know upfront.

Having these items ready for your first meeting can save you and your attorney a lot of time. When making your appointment, it’s also a good idea to ask if there’s anything specific the attorney would like you to bring or look into ahead of time.

As we mentioned, an attorney and client should work as a team toward the same goal. This requires good communication and an attorney who always acts in the client’s best interests. We only recommend attorneys who take this approach.

If you would like a referral to a workers’ compensation attorney, please call (800) 807-9530 for a confidential consultation. Or, fill out our contact form online, and we will call you. We do not charge a fee for our service.

FINDING THE RIGHT INJURY ATTORNEY

fight the denial

An experienced work injury attorney can help you navigate the system and will know the best approach to take if your benefits are denied. The insurance company will deny your claim if they can. Sometimes, you have to fight to get your medical bills covered, or to be declared permanently disabled. An attorney will protect your interests, with the goal of getting you full benefits.

injury experience

When hiring a workers’ compensation attorney, we recommend looking for someone who focuses their practice on helping injured workers. If possible, look for an attorney who has experience with your particular type of injury. Other important things to look for: many years of experience, a good reputation among judges and other attorneys, great customer service, and a history of past success in getting benefits for injured workers.

We help people in all 50 states find WORK INJURY attorneys!

Work injury attorneys get paid on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if you win. Initial consultations are always free. If you’ve been injured on the job, we can help by recommending an attorney.

If you have questions, or if you would like a referral, please give us a call at the number below or fill out our contact form. All communication is confidential.

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