Part 2: How to Start a Workers Comp Case – Office Consultation

Michigan workers comp lawyer explains what to expect when you come in for an office consultation and what you need to bring.

We believe that all injured workers should be treated with respect and know their legal rights. This does not always happen because employers and insurance companies only care about their bottom line.

Every workers comp case is different and each must be evaluated on its own set of facts. Many times it is necessary to have an office consultation so that the issues in your particular case can be discussed.

The purpose of the office consultation is so that you can learn about your legal rights and develop a strategy to protect your workers comp benefits. You will never be charged a fee for this meeting and all advice is confidential.

What to expect

Every new client meets with Alex Berman. He is the founder of the law firm and oversees the handling of each case. He has been actively practicing workers comp law for over 35 years.

Alex will spend all the time that is necessary so that you understand your legal rights and feel comfortable about your case. Sometimes this meeting will be two hours or longer.

Alex believes that it is important to have a personal relationship with each client and to understand his or her individual situation. A strategy will be developed based upon your specific needs. Some clients want to return to work while others want to be retrained for another job. Many of our clients settle their workers comp cases and start their own businesses or simply move on with their lives.

Alex can also help you resolve existing problems and will anticipate problems before they even occur. You will be prepared to deal with issues as they happen. Our advice will make it harder for the insurance company to cut you off and will ultimately increase the value of any settlement.

If your medical or wage loss benefits have been stopped, a workers comp case can be started immediately.

Documents and papers that you should bring

It is very helpful if you can bring specific items to the office consultation. You should bring any documents from your employer or workers comp.

You should also bring a recent pay stub and any medical records in your possession. It is a good idea to write down the names and addresses of your doctors.

Anything in writing related to your work injury should be reviewed.

It costs you nothing but the advice is priceless

Workers comp cases are handled on contingency. This means that you owe no attorney fee unless additional benefits are recovered for you.

Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation with an experienced workers comp lawyer. We will fight to make sure that your workers comp benefits are protected. Let us be your secret weapon against your employer and its insurance company.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years.  Alex has helped countless people obtain workers compensation benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

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