After suffering work-related injury, you have every right to take legal
action and pursue the compensation you deserve. The quality of representation,
however, is up to you – sticking with a substandard lawyer can compromise
the outcome of your case. In this blog, our Atlanta workers’ compensation
attorney explains how to know it’s time to change lawyers.
Case is Taking Too Long
It’s important to remember that workers’ compensation cases
typically take time to build. Requests for medical records or being scheduled
for a physician’s exam can take months, and oftentimes the courts
are backed up by other cases which can add to the delay. If you begin
to notice, however, that the delays are more at the hands of your attorney,
it may be time to reconsider your choice in representation.
When an attorney fails to remember important details of your case or important
details of workers’ compensation law, it can come across as unprofessional.
Workers’ compensation is riddled with nuances and complexities that
are difficult to remember – which is why you should ensure that
you’re hiring a lawyer who not only has a solid grasp on the matter,
but also has extensive experience in representing similar cases.
Lack of Availability
Issues with your case can arise at any time of the day, so it’s important
that you hire an attorney who never hesitates to keep you updated on the
details and course your case is taking. While you do need to be respectful
of the attorney’s time and any major holidays, it’s not unreasonable
to expect your phone calls and emails to be returned within 24 – 48 hours.
At Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP, our Atlanta workers’ compensation
lawyers are focused on advocating for the wrongfully injured. We have
more than 30 years of experience and have recovered millions of dollars
for our clients. Should you hire our services, you can trust that we have
the skill, expertise, and tenacity to successfully help you navigate through
the legal process of your claim.
Let us handle your case so you can focus on recovery. Call Cummings &
Middlebrooks, LLP today at (404) 990-4432 or contact us online to schedule
your free consultation.