Settling a claim is one of the most important jobs an attorney has when working on a workers compensation claim. Before settling, however, a client needs to consider several factors such as:
Workplace injuries occur on a daily basis and most are unexpected. What follows are the most commonly reported worker’s compensation injuries according to insurance companies:
Smoking is a known risk factor for back and disc pain that is so significant that some surgeons are refusing to operate on workers’ compensation patients if they are smokers. This trend may very well be based on the results of a study published in the December 2012 issue of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The recent study found that smokers suffering from back pain reported greater discomfort than patients who stopped smoking during an eight-month period.
A solid client/lawyer relationship is critical in any workers compensation claim. Too many phone calls, or sometimes not enough, can create problems. There will be times when you and your lawyer need to communicate; however, daily communications are generally not necessary. Here are some rules for how to be a great client: