Here at Injured Workers’ Law Firm, you not only get an attorney fighting for your rights but you have a whole team to support you and manage your claim. That being said – you have a role to play as part of this team! I cannot tell you how frustrating it is when my office takes a case and does a stellar job of representing and helping our client but the case is impacted by the client’s lack of cooperation and trust with their attorney. My job and my passion is to help people get everything that they are entitled to under Virginia law but I need my clients to understand that they play a vital role in this process.
As a client of the Injured Workers’ Law Firm, you are expected to do the following:
- Listen to your doctor and follow his/her instructions. If you don’t follow your doctor’s orders, we can’t get you benefits – it’s that simple!
- Send us your work slips after EVERY appointment. Even if nothing has changed since your last appointment we MUST get an updated work slip every time you see the doctor.
- Listen to your attorney and follow his/her instructions. You hired us for a reason – because we know the Virginia workers’ compensation system. If we tell you that you need to do something it is because we want to help you get everything you are entitled too! We can’t go to the doctor for you or do your job searching for you but we can and WILL help you with every step along the way.
- Educate yourself. We send you informational handouts for a reason. This information has been hand selected for you because it is relevant to your situation – read it! If you have questions, let us know and we will be happy to help you clear up any confusion.
Many great cases have been damaged or lost altogether because of a client’s unwillingness to cooperate with one or more of the above steps in the process of winning workers’ compensation benefits. Why take that chance and gamble with your future?
We want you to get the maximum benefits that Virginia workers’ compensation allows and we will do everything within our power to do so. Being an “A+” client and cooperating with your attorney’s office (by following the steps above) is one of the very best things our clients can do for themselves.
If you are dealing with a work injury or if you would like more information on the Virginia workers’ compensation system, order my book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia,” or call our office today (804) 755-7755.
Michele Lewane, Esq.