Finding the correct attorney for ANY business practice is of the utmost importance. Choosing the right Florida Workers’ Compensation attorney is equally as crucial to ensuring you receive all medical and lost wage benefits due and owing. It’s true that the law firm should be knowledgeable about the ever-changing Workers’ Compensation law, grasp litigation concepts, and truly excel in customer service. Do not trust just ANY law firm with your Workers’ Compensation case. Tread lightly. Ask any and every question you may think of. Below are steps on choosing the right Workers’ Compensation Attorney.
STEPS ON HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT PIP CLAIMS ATTORNEY
1) Research the Workers’ Compensation Firm history and website-Community Outreach
The first step in choosing the right fit for a Workers’ Compensation attorney is asking others for referrals. Ask trusted friends, associates and medical professionals for a referral to an experienced litigation team. Ask other attorneys for referrals to a trusted South Florida Workers’ Compensation team. Write down a list of what expectations you have for a Workers’ Compensation attorney. Then ask fellow peers for recommendations and anecdotes.
Your office may also choose to research the firm’s website. Social media and technology are major drivers of the society/world that we currently live in. A law office’s website is a glimpse into what the firm stands for and represents. The firm’s website should likewise contain informative blogs about their respective practice areas. Make sure the firm is immersed in Workers’ Compensation law to entrusting them with your medical and financial well-being.
2) KNOWLEDGE OF THE FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW AND LITIGATION PROCESS IS KEY
Make sure the firm you hire truly understands both the procedural and legal aspect of the Workers’ Compensation system. Ask them what they propose to do within the first 60 days of filing your claim. Ask the firm about:
- A) Recent Trends in case law
- B) Success in litigating Workers’ Compensation Case
- C) Whether the firm sends initial Good faith documents
- D) Success in securing medical and lost wage benefits for their clients.
- E) Average length of time it takes for my practice to settle the case or take the case to a Final Hearing.
From the above (A)-(E), you should get a good feel as to whether or not the practice is competent enough to handle your Workers’ Compensation case. Not every firm is created equally. Not every firm will give you good customer service. These issues are crucial in determining who the “right fit” is.
3) Ask about the FIRM’S LITIGATION PROCESS
Ask what the Workers’ Compensation firm does as soon as they receive your accident information. You want a glimpse into the operation. Does the firm milk the clock to drive up attorney’s fees? Are they reluctant to settle in the hopes of a big payday in terms of attorney’s fees? Do they cherrypick only easy-slam dunk cases rather than litigate the difficult issues? These are logical questions to ask.
At LaBovick Law Group, our Workers’ Compensation team handles every step from the initial Good Faith stage to the settlement/Final Hearing Stage. We work with our clients to ensure we know their goals prior to filing the claim. Because the purpose of our operation is to ensure immediate medical care and lost wage benefits for our clients. We’re not one to sit around. Proactive and tenacious best describes LaBovick Law Group.
4) FIND OUT ABOUT THE FIRM’S SUCCESS RATE
It’s important to know how successful the Workers’ Compensation firm is. Do they resolve their cases frequently? Do they dismiss the cases if the going gets tough? Do they back down from Depositions, mediations, Motion practice, etc.? The “success” rate of a firm is crucial. Ultimately, you want a lawyer that walks the walk and talks the talk. A warrior for justice that refuses to “give in.” Florida Workers’ Compensation is a dynamic area of law that demands daily research of the law. You do not want an attorney that tells you not to file suit on an issue because the success rate is low.
It’s essential to incorporate the above steps in choosing the right Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorney. Everyone may “say” they litigate Workers’ Compensation suits, but in reality, they don’t know the first thing about it. Research the attorney and firm, ask them questions about their processes. Inquire about their success rate, set up a meeting. The Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at LaBovick Law Group are always your Go-To for anything Workers’ Comp. related. We fight for injured workers throughout the State of Florida. We’ve successfully litigated cases v. Giant Corporations like Wal-Mart and McDonald’s Give us a call and a try. We’re available 24/7, 365 days a year. (561) 623-3681.