Attorney Michele Lewane of the Injured Workers Law Firm explains how her passion for helping claimants with job related injury or workplace injury cases brought her to help the injured workers of the Richmond, Virginia area.
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I’ve been a practicing workers compensation lawyer for over 20 years now, graduated from law school in 1989 and right outta law school I clerked at the court of appeals and that’s where I learned about workers compensation because there are no classes in law school about workers compensation.
And so writing and researching opinions on workers compensation I saw so many injustices being done to injured workers and I saw how the insurance company has millions of dollars and unlimited resources for it’s defense councils and private investigators and vocational rehabilitation people to try to save a dime to the sever detriment to injured workers. That the longer I was in practice the longer I realized that this is really the only type of work that I want to be doing.
So I don’t do automobile accidents, I don’t do medical malpractice, I don’t do divorce work and I don’t do criminal work, because I try to solely do, try to be as onto of the law as I can in one particular area which is workers compensation so I can help injured workers.