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Questions to Ask a Seattle Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Posted by Tara J. Reck on December 10, 2014

What to discuss when interviewing a workers’ compensation attorney.

Suffering a workplace injury or occupational disease is a stressful experience that could come with many costs, including medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. If you have been injured at work, you might consider hiring a Seattle worker's compensation lawyer to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits, which will cover any costs associated with your injury. An attorney can advocate on your behalf to ensure that you receive the medical care and compensation you are entitled to. A lawyer can also guide you in filing a third-party claim, obtaining Social Security disability benefits, or appealing a denied claim.

Research Seattle workers' compensation attorneys online and ask acquaintances for recommendations. Most workers' compensation attorneys are willing to meet with potential clients for a free initial consultation. During this no-obligation consultation, you can ask an attorney questions and get feedback about your particular case. An attorney can help you understand the application process and the benefits available to you.

Preparing for the Initial Consultation

Once you narrow down your list of potential attorneys, set up initial consultations with them. Preparing questions before an initial consultation with a workers' compensation attorney will ensure that the meeting gets off to a good start.

Below are some questions to ask that can help you gauge the level of expertise of a workers' compensation attorney and find the right lawyer for your needs.

  • Can you describe how you will approach my case?
  • How long have you been handling workers' compensation cases?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of my claim?
  • What options are available in my case?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long do you think it will take to resolve my case?
  • Is your practice focused on workers' compensation law?
  • Have you handled cases similar to mine?
  • What fees do you charge?
  • Can I meet the lawyers who will be working on my case?

When deciding which attorney to hire, consider factors like which attorney has experience relevant to your case, who gave you the most confidence, and whom you felt the most comfortable with. Take your time to choose the right lawyer. Workers' compensation cases are highly specialized and require the expertise of a lawyer who focuses on workers' compensation law in your state.

It's best to speak to an attorney sooner rather than later. An attorney can gather evidence early on to ensure that your claim is as strong as possible.

Request a Free Consultation with Foster Law, P.C.

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury on the job, Foster Law, P.C. can help. Every case is unique, so it's important to have an attorney review the facts of your situation. Our experienced team of workers' compensation lawyers in Seattle can help you determine the best course of action and obtain the workers' compensation benefits you deserve. Call us at 206-682-3436 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.

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