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Things to Expect When You’re Hurt at Work–Meeting with an Attorney

[fusion_dropcap color="var(--awb-custom_color_7)" class="fusion-content-tb-dropcap"]S[/fusion_dropcap]ometimes talking to an attorney about your workers’ compensation claim is discouraged or stigmatized. That is unfortunate because scheduling a consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can be really helpful in determining if you need legal representation and even if you don’t, you will likely get some very helpful information about workers’ compensation. Experienced workers’ compensation attorneys have likely seen hundreds of injuries, while this is likely the first time you’ve been hurt at work. You probably have many questions and meeting with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney is a great way to get those answered.

What you can expect with me when you schedule your free consultation [Link in text] is a confidential meeting over the phone or in person. I will do my best to accommodate what works best for you in terms of location and timing. These consults can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. In the consultation you will tell me your story, what happened with your accident, and what made you seek legal advice. I will probably have follow up questions. Once I have a good understanding of what is going on, I will be able to assess your claim and make a recommendation about whether you could benefit from hiring an attorney or not.

We will also go over the basics of what workers’ compensation does and does not provide for injured workers. Having clear expectations of what the system could provide and how it works is essential to empowering you to make the best decisions with respect to your recovery and your claim. If I do think you need an attorney to work on your behalf, I’ll let you know, but that does not mean that you have to choose me or have to hire someone at all. The decision is entirely yours. We will likely discuss a potential action plan for your claim that is personalized to the facts we discussed in the consultation.

Finally, if you elect to hire our firm to represent you, we will have some paperwork to review and sign and we will go through what you can expect from me as your attorney and what I expect from you as a client in greater detail. Attorney fees are handled on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay up front but pay a percentage of recovery only if we recover workers’ compensation benefits for you (you do have the option to pay hourly if you prefer).

Again the consultations are confidential, and nobody needs to know you met with a lawyer unless you want them to. You can be totally honest about what happened and get a fair assessment of whether you need help and whether you have a case without worrying that information will leave the consult room. The consultation is no obligation, and you do not have to hire us, but you will leave with valuable information about how workers’ compensation works. In these consultations there are no stupid questions, so ask away.

You can expect a candid assessment, a compassionate ear, personalized options, and valuable information in an initial consultation with Fox Law. Schedule yours today.

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