1) Workers Compensation rules are complex and they change every year. Make sure your Workers Compensation Lawyer is someone who will be on top of these ever-changing rules and requirements.
2) An attorney who focuses their practice solely on workers compensation has seen many many different scenarios play out because each injured worker has a unique situation – this is not a “one size fits all” process. The benefit here is that a Workers Compensation Lawyer who is highly specializes will likely have more knowledge about what lies ahead for the injured worker and the life of the claim because they have been down this road many times before.
3) Time limits are a huge factor in workers compensation claims. Make sure your attorney can recite these in his or her sleep so you can rest easy and know that no deadlines will be overlooked (hard to do if you have deadlines for other areas of law hanging over your head too!).
If you would like more information on the Virginia workers compensation system, order my book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers Compensation in Virginia” by clicking this link, or call our office today (804) 755-7755.