It might seem a little daunting to have to walk into your workers’ compensation attorney’s office to get help with your case. Here are a few tips to help you know what to expect.
How long is the appointment?
Your first appointment with your workers’ compensation attorney might take between 30 minutes to about an hour. If you need further legal help and decide to hire the attorney you’ve sat down and reviewed your case with, it will usually take about one hour or longer. The length of the appointment depends on if your attorney needs more information about your case and if he/she needs you to sign paperwork.
What information should I bring to my appointment?
You should bring all of the facts that you can about your case. These include details of the date, time, location of your work injury, and a detailed description of your injury.
List of Witnesses
Provide the names and contact information for any witnesses of your accident
You should be prepared to talk about your complete medical history. This is especially important if you had medical treatments or problems with the same body part(s) that are part of your work injury. Additionally, you should include a list of all of the medical providers who treated your injury. Make sure to keep this information in chronological order.
Work and Wage History
Provide information about your current and former employers. It’s also helpful to include W-2s for the year of your injury and the year before.
Meeting with your workers’ compensation attorney for the first time can seem scary. At The Clardy Law Firm, we make it a point to ensure our clients have a positive experience with us. For help with your case and to set up your first appointment – contact us, today!