Is My Workers’ Comp Lawyer Doing a Good Job?
Chances are, if you have to ask the question, the answer is no. At Warnken, LLC, we aim to do an excellent job for clients and make sure they know about it. When our clients know how good of a job we’re doing, they refer their friends. That benefits us. When our clients know how good a job we’re doing, they feel more comfortable with the workers’ comp process. That benefits our clients.
Here are the ways you know:
- Is the lawyer communicating with you?
- Related, does the lawyer promptly return your phone calls?
- Does the lawyer’s staff know you?
- Does the lawyer make sure you get reimbursed for mileage?
- Does the lawyer provide you with case paperwork and insurer correspondence as it’s happening?
I’m Entitled to Mileage Reimbursement?
Yes, in workers’ compensation, for properly authorized treatment, you can get reimbursement for your mileage. The insurer generally isn’t just going to give it to you – you have to ask. A good workers’ compensation lawyer will tell you this and do the requesting for you. It’s a relatively small
Bringing ‘em Around
If you are not happy with your workers’ comp lawyer, you may want to give them a chance to come around and be who you need them to be. This is especially true if the attorney has represented you for a long period of time. However, be careful! You generally can’t teach an old dog new tricks. An unresponsive lawyer will usually stay that way. Returning phone calls is a habit, not something you do on this case, but not on that one.
Also – and this is vitally important – if you’re thinking about leaving your lawyer, you need to tell them so. Let them know of your displeasure. Tell them what needs to be done better. Only by doing that can you actually hope for any kind of positive change.
You Can Switch Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
You can switch workers’ comp lawyers at any time. Who represents you is your choice alone. It’s vital a client feels comfortable and competently represented.
You deserve an attorney with whom you are happy. Do not settle. If you made a bad decision in the first place, don’t compound the bad decision by not doing anything about it.
All you need to do is choose a new lawyer and ask that lawyer to represent you. From there, the new lawyer will handle everything.