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Hiring a Workers Compensation Attorney

You have thought about hiring a workers compensation attorney.  But, how do you decide who you should hire?

You want to make sure the workers compensation insurance company does not take advantage of you.  Yet, many people put off hiring an attorney because they find the process difficult.  Some people find it intimidating.

If you put off hiring an attorney for too long, you will probably hurt your case.  The good news is that there are some simple steps you can take to make sure you hire a good workers compensation attorney.

Man and woman talking in kitchen while drinking coffee and readingTalk to people you trust to find out if they know a good workers compensation attorney

You may have friends or family members who suffered a workers compensation injury.  If so, you should consider talking to them to find out if they hired a workers compensation attorney.  Their experiences may help you.

Sometimes a friend will recommend a particular attorney to you.  Other times, a friend may tell you not to hire a particular attorney because of a bad experience they had.

Just remember that most attorneys do not specialize in all areas of the law.  The attorneys at our firm specialize in particular areas of the law so that we can better advise our clients on that area of the law.  When someone contacts us about another area of the law, we refer them to attorneys we know that handle that area of the law.

Attorneys specializing in a particular area of the law know the special rules for that area that can often make the difference in your case.  They also keep up with changes in the area in which they specialize.

Not many attorneys are good in all areas of the law.  If you are dealing with a workers compensation case, then I would recommend that you hire an attorney specializing in workers compensation.  I specialize in workers’ compensation cases.  Some other attorneys specialize in this area as well.

Review the attorney’s website

You can find all kinds of information by using Google or another search engine.  Most attorneys have firm websites.

If a friend or family member recommends a particular attorney, go to that attorney’s website.  Review the information on there.  By looking at the website, you should gather a lot of information about the attorney and the law firm.

Many websites have articles or blogs posted about the areas of law in which the firm specializes.  When dealing with a workers compensation case, you will probably want to check and see how much information the website has about workers compensation.  If the website does not discuss workers’ compensation much, that may cause you concern about how much the law firm really knows about that area of the law.

You can even try to locate information on websites about your particular legal issue.  For example, you might have an issue with denial of your medical treatment.  You could have a question about what settlement means.  Sometimes, looking around the website may even provide the answer to a particular question you have.

Set up a free consultation with the attorney

If you can solve your problem without hiring a workers compensation attorney, that may save you a little money.  However, I believe you should always talk to an attorney after you have been hurt at work.  You should do this even if you are not currently having any problems in your case.

Perkins 329 Edit compressed 1Many workers compensation attorneys provide free consultations.  If you can talk to a good workers compensation attorney for free, I would suggest that you do it.  You have nothing to lose.  You may find out some things that you did not know that prevent you from making a mistake in your case.

Even if you have already decided which attorney you want to hire, set up a free consultation first.  This provides you the opportunity to discuss your case with the attorney.

You need to be able to trust your workers compensation attorney.  Talking directly with them will help you know whether you feel comfortable hiring  the workers compensation attorney to represent you on your case.

When someone schedules a workers compensation consultation with me, I discuss the issues in their case as well as what I could do for them.  I also tell them whether or not I think they need to hire an attorney at this point in their case.   My goal is to provide helpful information them with helpful information so they can make the best decision.

What if I have other questions about workers compensation?

Georgia’s workers compensation system can be very confusing.  You have to worry about getting the treatment you need and paying your bills while also worrying about not missing any deadlines that could cause you to lose your right to receive workers compensation benefits.

If you have questions, I would recommend that you try to get answers.  To find out more about how to schedule a time to talk to me about your workers compensation questions, just read this short article.

Jason Perkins is an attorney who specializes in representing injured workers.  He regularly publishes videos and write blog articles about Georgia’s workers compensation system and issues that are important to injured workers and their families.

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Brittney-lee orourkeBrittney-lee orourke
05:23 18 Feb 22
Amazing! Jason and his team were very helpful and had the best communication by far. Walked me though every step with great detail and had answers for any question I had. They handled my case better then I could imagine, it was a weird case and they stayed on top of it and kept me updated every step of the way! Highly recommend this Team! Thanks so much to Jason and his Awesome team!-Brittney
China JonesChina Jones
18:58 08 Feb 22
I absolutely love this group of attorneys, when I was at my lowest they did everything they could to help me get justice for my injury. I believe if I were to have never picked my phone up and called the amazing group that helped me I definitely would not have received my idea of rights. If you have an issue and are just not sure please understand that they will help you, stay in contact, answer any question you have, and for sure get you the justice you deserve I thank them from the bottom of my heart and I will definitely refer them to anyone who has been hurt because they most definitely care about their work and clients.
Luv LocsLuv Locs
16:08 15 Jan 22
The entire law office was attentive and responsive to all of my concerns dealing with my workers compensation case.
21:14 02 Jan 22
If you must get a lawyer involved, you’d do well to work with Jason Perkins and his team at Perkins Studdard Law.They were thorough in gathering information and in sharing all the steps in the workers comp process specific to my case. Jason and the team were responsive to my bevy of questions and concerns.I appreciated the informative videos and consultations provided by Jason over video meetings and multiple phone calls.I hope I’m never injured on the job again. However, if I am and if my employer responds as my previous employer did, I’ll contact Perkins Studdard Law immediately to handle the case.
Dana BessDana Bess
23:57 10 Dec 21
Everyone at Perkins Studdard was kind and professional. They were always extremely responsive and answered all questions that I had and followed up to make sure I had an understanding of what was going on along with emailing videos to explain every step of my case so I would know what to expect and be prepared. Jason is a very genuine person and I trusted him with my case. He answered so many questions for me even before I retained him as my WC lawyer. I highly recommend him and his associates at Perkins Studdard.

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