If you have been injured in a work related accident, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits will cover your medical expenses, as well as a certain percentage of your salary if your injury prevents you from returning to work.
If you’re not sure how to apply and want to make sure you get what you deserve, it’s a good idea to consult with an attorney who can review your case and explain in detail what to expect.
To find a lawyer it is advisable to ask for recommendations from family and friends, since you can feel overwhelmed not knowing how to start looking for one.
Once you have some options, it is important that you can ask some questions to make sure that the lawyer in question has the necessary experience.
Questions to ask a workers’ compensation lawyer
Here’s a guide to the questions to ask so that you can not only gain insight into your area, but also get the most out of your initial consultation.
1. How many years of experience do you have handling workers’ compensation cases? This question will give you an idea of the level of experience the attorney may have in this particular area. You can also ask him about some of the cases he has handled and the results obtained in them.
2. Does he practice other areas of the law or just workers’ compensation cases? It is always better to have a lawyer who is only dedicated to a particular area, and who does not have to divide his time in other types of cases that have nothing to do with yours. The more you do workers’ compensation, the more experience you will have.
3. What benefits am I entitled to under the workers’ compensation law? It is important to know that not all workers qualify for these benefits. Your attorney will be able to tell you whether or not you have a valid case, and what benefits you are entitled to based on the circumstances of your accident and injuries.
4. Will I work directly with you during my case? Some law firms have a team to handle all the workload they may have. It is important that you know which lawyer will handle your case so that you know who you will be communicating with directly.
At Grupo Vía Dorada we can help you with your workers’ compensation case. We have extensive experience in the area, and are recognized as California Certified Legal Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law.