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Key questions to ask when interviewing work comp attorneys

In a perfect world, an employer would provide continual pay and benefits to an injured worker and continue to do so while the employee recovers. For those workers who are seriously injured, an employer would continue provide benefits and even would allow the worker to perform other, less physically intense jobs that suit their new reality.

However, we do no not live in a perfect world and sometimes legal action is required to protect an injured worker's rights to work comp benefits. But if you don't know any lawyers and get a number of referrals, how can you choose the right one for you?

With that, this post will focus on a few questions that you should ask before hiring an attorney. 

What is your experience handling work comp cases like mine? - Of course, you will want to know the extent of the attorney's experience with workers' compensation cases. Indeed, every case is different, but knowing the extent of the attorney's experience can be helpful.

How much is your practice dedicated to workers' comp? - Indeed, a number of attorneys who take workers' comp cases also handle personal injury cases. But knowing how much an attorney's practice is dedicated to work comp will help in determining whether an attorney is a specialist or has the right experience for your case.

Are there major issues I should be aware of? - An experienced work comp attorney should be able to help you understand some of the issues that can arise (such as previous injuries, misstatements to physicians, IMEs) that could delay your case. 

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  1. My injury and subsequent WC case was one of the most difficult times in my life, and I wouldn't wish this upon my worst enemy. Throughout the entire ordeal though, Mr. Kropach and Ms. Shibata stood by my side, providing me amazing support.

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  2. I was in a very serious accident in early 2000 and found that Attorney Kropach and his Staff especially his paralegal Jill paid close attention to my case and no matter how many questions I asked they always had time to explain in layman's language what I needed to know.

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  4. I hired Mr. Kropach years ago due to the fact that he was head of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. After the insurance company denied my claim I thought my case was over but my attorney fought the insurance company all the way to the appellate court and WON.

    - Workers’ Compensation Client
  5. I hired Mr. Kropach years ago due to the fact that he was head of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. After the insurance company denied my claim I thought my case was over but my attorney fought the insurance company all the way to the appellate court and WON.

    - Workers’ Compensation Client
  6. I have a 18 year old work-comp case. Mr. Kropach never gave up or settled for anything less. He kept fighting for my rights to win. He realized I was in the right and He never once asked me to just give up.I won my case 100 %

    - Edward
  7. I have known Bill for over 25 years. He is personable and very knowledgeable in the area of Workers Comp. My experience during this very stressful time has been excellent. His staff is courteous and efficient and always kept me up to date with my case.

    - Donna
  8. I hired Mr. Kropach for my workers compensation claim about 3 years ago. I was suffering severe pain on my elbow as a result of my job. Mr. Kropach was superb in helping me settle this case.

    - Dax
  9. Bill treated me with care, individuality, and really examined my case carefully. I was immediately impressed with his track record and his dedication to voluntary unpaid community services.

    - Brad
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