What Should You Look For in a Workers' Compensation Lawyer

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Posted on Jul 03, 2014

When you are looking for an attorney to handle your Workers' Compensation case, you should know what you're looking for. 

We created a list of questions you should ask when  you are meeting with your potential attorney for the first time. These questions are going to be helpful to you when making a decision about who is going to representing you and your family.

Are they  Board Certified by the national Board of Trial Advocacy (A.D.C workers' compensation hearing is very similar to a trial).

Having a Board Certified attorney is important because it means they have substantial, relevant experience in the select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, a special competence in that area of law.

Have they been selected for inclusion for Super Lawyers and Best Law Firms?

Attorneys who are selected and by Supers Lawyers and Best Law Firms are selected through a process.  They are nominated through peers, researched and evaluated and selected. Having an attorney who has been nominated and selected means that they have received certain honors and achievements.

How many times have they handled this type of case?

Having an attorney that has experience in workers' compensation is important. You do not want to have an inexperienced attorney because your choice of legal counsel can make or break your deal. You want to make sure you are getting the best representation you could possibly get. 

How many years of experience do you have?

This goes along with how many cases the attorney has tried for this particular type of case. You do not want someone who has only been working as an attorney for a year. The more years of experience they have correlates with how many cases they have may have tried in this particular of law. Realistically, how many cases can an attorney have tried in one year? Under workers' compensation?

Do you have past reviews from past clients?

Having client reviews lets you see how satisfied clients are with this particular attorney and in this particular type of case. If an attorney does not have reviews, it does not mean they are a bad attorney, per se, but it would be hard to trust someone if their clients are satisfied.


For more questions you should ask when you are meeting your attorney for the first time, check out our Workers' Compensation Lawyer Evaluation form. 

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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