How to make the most of your free phone consultation and the questions you should be asking any potential workers comp lawyer.
Television advertising for lawyers is big business in Michigan. You cannot go ten minutes in the afternoon without seeing another sales pitch. The truth is that many of these TV lawyers don’t even practice workers comp law. These cases are sent to other lawyers who pay a percentage of your settlement as a referral fee.
So how do you select the best workers comp lawyer for your case? You need to ask questions to cut through the hype. Most lawyers will give you a free phone consultation. It is important to hire someone who you trust and has experience in workers comp.
Here are some questions to ask before hiring any workers comp lawyer. Watch out for lawyers who promise you results without reviewing medical records or meeting face-to-face. Every case is different and must be evaluated on its own merits.
Questions you should be asking during the free phone consultation
An experienced workers comp lawyer will be happy to discuss his or her qualifications with you. This is a source of pride for many who have devoted their careers to helping injured workers.
Ask how many years the lawyer been practicing workers comp law. Find out what percentage of the practice is devoted to handling these types of cases.
Should you receive money for lost wages? When do the checks start? How much should be paid? Is the insurance company paying too little?
Are medical bills covered? Can you select your own doctor? Do family members get paid for attendant care? What about mileage to and from appointments?
Are there warning signs my benefits will be stopped? Do you really need to look for another job?
How much does it cost to hire a workers comp lawyer? Will the lawyer advance costs for medical and vocational depositions? What percentage of the settlement will be taken as a fee?
Call (855) 221-2667 for a free phone consultation. We are committed to protecting your legal rights.
– Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. Hes been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers comp benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.
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