WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION: PREPARING TO MEET WITH YOUR ATTORNEY
Hiring an attorney to help you with a workers compensation claim can change the outcome of your case completely. Without an attorney, many people have been denied the benefits that they were entitled to because they did not have a fair understanding of the laws and their rights regarding workers’ comp benefits. Hiring an attorney will save a lot of stress and help you get the very best outcome possible. Before you meet with your attorney, you should take some steps to prepare for the meeting so that both you and your attorney have the information that you need. If you live in the Billings area, contact the professional attorney’s at Tourtlotte Law to represent you and make sure that you are protected during the claim process.
How To Prep For Your Meeting
Before you meet with your attorney, be sure to have all of the necessary information that your attorney will need to get started.
- Summary – Your case is going to require a lot of information about your job. Prepare chronological dates that are easy to follow and document. Create a timeline of events with information such as:
- Hire date
- Date of the injury and how it happened
- Date that your employer was notified of the injury
- Time and place of first treatment
- Overview of continued treatment
- Documentation – Once you have a timeline of the events that occurred, you will want to make sure you have all of the necessary documentation for proof. You should have copies of the report of the injury to your employer, medical records and bills (including names and contact information for any medical providers sought for treatment), and information regarding witnesses of the accident.
- Questions – Make sure you are prepared with a list of questions that you have for your consultation. If you have questions about the attorney’s qualifications and experience with the type of claim that you have, be sure to ask. If your claim has complicated issues, be sure to bring them up and get your attorney’s feedback about how they would be handled. Ask about fees and success rates. You want to walk away from your initial visit confident that your attorney can properly and effectively handle your case.
- Future Preparation – Ask your attorney what you can do while the legal proceedings are happening. There may be things that you should or should not do while the legal work is being prepped. Your attorney should make sure you understand your rights and guide you on the best possible path to win your case.
You do not have to face a worker’s compensation case on your own, nor should you. If you have been injured on the job, make sure you contact the professional team at Tourtlotte Law in Billings, Montana. We have the experience and education necessary to make sure you are treated fairly and just. If you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits, be sure to rely