If a workplace injury has put you out of work, or you if you have returned to work but have a lasting disability or impairment, you are likely owed financial compensation under the law. In such a case, it is important to obtain an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to represent you in your claim. Even if the insurance company has not denied your claim, you may not obtain the workers compensation settlement or award you deserve if you do not have the proper representation. At Osterbauer Law Firm, our Minnesota work comp lawyers can and will fight for your right to receive all of the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
When considering which workers’ compensation attorney to represent you in your claim, you should evaluate the following factors:
Check the Attorney’s Credentials
Before you choose a lawyer to represent you, make sure he or she is properly licensed in your state and an active member of the State Bar with no record of bar discipline. You can visit the website of your State Bar or call the State Bar Association to learn this information.
Verify the Lawyer’s Experience
Find out the number of years the attorney has practiced in workers compensation law. How many of his or her clients are workers’ comp clients? Does the attorney exclusively fight for injured workers or do they also defend workers’ comp insurance companies? What is the attorney’s success rate in establishing workers compensation benefits for his or her clients? What experience does the attorney have with your particular type of injury? fighting for the workers’ compensation benefits of applicants, and in particular for the type of injury you have sustained? Is your attorney able to offer your help with all of your potential claims and does your attorney understand the interplay between the benefits you may be entitled to receive?
Get the Attorney’s Opinion About Your Case
Make sure you ask the prospective attorney representing you his or her opinion on the strength of your case and the settlement value the attorney estimates you could obtain for your injury claim.
Inquire About Attorneys’ Fees
Ask the attorney how much he or she charges, the costs you are responsible for, and whether you owe anything if your case is lost. You should expect to pay nothing unless your case is successful and you obtain compensation.
At the Osterbauer Law Firm, we are here to help you secure the workers’ comp benefits you deserve after sustaining an on-the-job injury. To setup a free consultation and talk to an attorney about your case, call us today at 612.334.3434 or complete our contact form.