Filing for workers’ compensation benefits can be a complicated and confusing process. In order to ensure that you receive the maximum allowable benefits in the timeliest manner, you will need to work with an experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer. Otherwise, you run the risk of your claim being unfairly denied.
Here are a few simple guidelines that can help you find the right lawyer for you.Personal Recommendations Are Best
A great place to start is by getting personal recommendations about a lawyer. If you have a family lawyer or one you've worked with in the past that you trust, you may ask them for recommendations. If you know anyone who has filed a workers' compensation case in the past, talk to them about their experience and their lawyer. Personal recommendations can give you a great starting place.Professional Ties
If you are a member of a union or trade organization, talk to members of the organization about a workers' compensation lawyer they recommend. Make sure you know the type of recommendation you are receiving. In other words, is the lawyer is personally known to the union representative or is there a promotional relationship between the union and the lawyer? Recommendations based on personal experience should be given more weight than recommendations based on a promotional relationship.Research on Your Own
Even a relatively small law firm is likely to have a website. Visit the site, read about the firm and the lawyer, and review all the information they have on workers' compensation. Look for lawyer that seem to understand the law in Georgia. A lawyer with strong community ties may be more likely to take your case seriously because they have a reputation to protect. Use your research to expand or reduce your list of recommendations.Personal Consultations
Even if you received a strong personal recommendation, you should talk to more than one lawyer before making your decision. A workers' compensation lawyer should offer a free consultation, so you have nothing to lose in talking to more than one. During the consultation, make sure the lawyer seems genuinely concerned with your case and can answer all your questions. If for some reason you do not feel comfortable with the lawyer after your consultation, keep searching.
The Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer at Robbins & Associates, P.C. has been helping individuals just like you who have been injured on the job for more than 30 years. We have a strong understanding of Georgia workers’ compensation laws, and we can help protect your rights so that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.
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