An on-the-job injury is more than just a minor inconvenience. If your injury is serious enough to put you out of work for an extended period of time, you can suffer emotionally and financially. If the physical injury is severe, you may find getting back to work difficult, if not impossible.
Your employer or their insurance company may offer you a quick settlement, but it may not be enough to cover medical bills and lost wages. For these reasons, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney.
Steps to Choosing a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Choosing an attorney after you’ve suffered an injury on the job can seem like a daunting task. There are so many to choose from that you may not know where to begin. Because there is a statute of limitations on filing a Workers’ Compensation claim, you should not delay. This makes finding a Workers’ Compensation attorney a priority.
Some things you can do to choose the right Workers’ Compensation attorney include:
- Looking for attorneys who specialize in Workers’ Compensation in your area on the internet. Rather than going through the phone book, the internet allows you to view their site and gather information before you even speak to them. Look specifically at how long they have been practicing and view the attorney bios.
- When you make an appointment for a consultation, pay attention to how you are treated. Does the attorney listen to you or interrupt and talk over you? Do they seem rushed, or interested in your situation?
- Ask lots of questions. You may already have some, but things to ask include specific questions about the attorney’s experience in Workers’ Compensation cases and their success in litigating Workers’ Compensation cases. Do they go for a quick payout or are they dedicated to taking your claim as far as it needs to go so that you receive the compensation you deserve?
- An attorney who explains things to you every step of the way in a manner you can understand is important. You also want an attorney that returns your calls or emails promptly, or takes the initiative to call you when there is news regarding your Workers’ Compensation claim.
The bottom line is that you want a Workers’ Compensation attorney who is on your side and who you can trust to do the right thing for you. You are already in a difficult position when you contact a Workers’ Compensation attorney, and you should feel you are in good hands.
Why Choose White & Stradley, PLLC?
The experienced Winston Salem Workers’ Compensation attorneys at White & Stradley, PLLC, treat you as an individual and not a number. We understand that you are going through a difficult time emotionally, physically, and financially. The attorneys of White & Stradley, PLLC, will work hard to make sure you are treated fairly and get the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered an on-the-job injury in the Raleigh, NC area, please call the Workers’ Compensation attorneys at White & Stradley, PLLC at 919-863-9397 for a free initial consultation or contact us online. We proudly serve all of North Carolina including Raleigh, Morganton, Fayetteville, Greenville, Winston Salem, Charlotte, Durham, Asheville, Greensboro, and Wilmington.