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How Should I Choose The Right Attorney For Work Comp?

By Burg Simpson
December 2, 2013
2 min read

There are many different criteria you should consider when choosing a lawyer to represent you. Of course, I would be happy to consider if I can work for you, but I think it’s important to look at your choices and make an informed decision about who will be representing you. Workers’ Compensation in most states is not a very difficult area of law to learn and practice for an attorney, but it is a very specialized form of law and there are relatively few people who do it full time.

In Colorado, there are not many attorneys who only practice in the area of workers’ compensation. Because of this, it’s important to ask your potential attorney about how many workers’ compensation cases they’ve handled. The more someone has done work comp, and appeared in front of the judges at the Division of Workers’ Compensation, the more they will understand about the system. This can mean that they will be more prepared to handle your case efficiently and they will to try to secure your benefits as quickly as possible to save you time and money. This will also be a way for you to gauge how preoccupied they may be with other work. You may not want to hire someone who needs to learn the workers’ compensation system to assist you.

Finally, it’s important to pick an attorney you feel that you can trust. He or she doesn’t need to be your best friend, but your lawyer will need to know everything about you that’s relevant to your case, even if it’s embarrassing or you made a mistake. Everything will come out in the discovery process anyway, so it’s important to let your lawyer know everything so he or she can prepare for how to defend you against it.

As always, most Workers’ Compensation attorneys (myself included) will evaluate your case for free or talk with you to make sure we are a fit, all it takes is a call. If you have been hurt and want someone to fight for you, call me at 303-792-5595 or submit a request for someone from our office to contact you.

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