What happens when you’re injured at work, your medical bills and lost wages are piling up, and now you’ve filed for workers’ compensation benefits but been denied? Your next step needs to be finding a good workers compensation attorney. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some answers to common questions.
How can I find a good lawyer? It is essential to look for an attorney who specializes in workers compensation law. In addition to recommendations from family and friends, you can seek referrals from state and local bar associations, and perform your own search online. When considering a legal representative, check their website for information including years of experience, areas of practice, and testimonials. Why is an initial consultation important? An initial consultation is your opportunity to find out more about an attorney’s experience and skills. A good legal representative will answer your questions and treat you with respect. Can my attorney represent me through the entire process? Some Wisconsin workers’ compensation disputes can be settled through mediation or arbitration while others will require a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Look for an attorney who will be able to assist you in any way needed. How can I afford a workmen’s comp lawyer? In addition to finding a lawyer who offers free initial consultations, you can look for an attorney who will not collect compensation until you receive the benefits to which you are entitled. That may include medical expenses and lost wages, as well as permanent disability, and vocational rehabilitation and retraining. Lisa Pierobon Mays is an experienced attorney whose areas of practice are 100% Worker’s Compensation Law. For an immediate and free consultation, contact the Mays Law Office in Middleton, Wisconsin.