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How to Hire a Baltimore Workers' Comp Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident and want to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s insurance carrier, you can be sure the insurance company will have attorneys reviewing your claim. That’s why it’s a good idea for you to consider hiring your own Baltimore workers’ comp attorney to represent your interests.

But if you’ve never hired an attorney before, you may not know how to go about it. This article will detail the process for you, so that not only do you find a Baltimore workers’ comp lawyer, but the best lawyer for you.

Start your search by asking friends, family members and acquaintances whether they know any workers’ compensation attorneys in Baltimore. It’s especially helpful if they have ever hired a workers’ comp lawyer. If they have, you’ll want to know all about their experience. Consider asking them:

  • Did your attorney seem knowledgeable about all the ins and outs of workers’ compensation law and the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission?
  • Did your attorney offer good advice?
  • Were you happy with the results?
  • Would you recommend your attorney to a loved one?

If your friends come up empty, or you’d prefer not to discuss your on-the-job accident with them, can help. We offer a referral service that can connect you with a workers’ compensation attorney wherever you live in Baltimore.

When you’re ready, give us a ring at 1-877-913-7222 or fill out the short form on this website. We’ll have a few questions for you to answer. Then, whether you are in Fallstaff or Fells Prospect or any other part of the city, we’ll forward the name of at least one workers’ compensation lawyer near you.

You may contact the lawyer directly, or he will follow up with you within two business days.

Preparing to Meet a Baltimore Workers’ Comp Lawyer

An important step to determining whether a Baltimore workers’ comp lawyer is the right one for you is taking the time to interview one or more before hiring one. Most workers’ compensation lawyers in Baltimore are willing to sit down with you to introduce themselves and talk about your claim. These first meetings are called initial consultations, and they’re free of charge.

To prepare for your initial consultations, you should gather up some paperwork so the attorneys can better assess your situation. Bring with you:

  • Any paperwork or written communication you have had with your employer or your employer’s workers’ comp insurance carrier about your accident and/or injuries
  • Any medical reports and bills you have from doctors who have treated you since your accident
  • Any photographs you may have taken of your injuries

Because you can be reimbursed for many expenses related to your injury, such as travel to doctor’s offices, it’s important to keep a diary and receipts of anything related to your on-the-job accident. Bring this log and the receipts with you as well.

Before you head out the door, take some time to think about some questions you’d like to ask. Write them down and pack them with the other items you’re bringing. Also throw in some extra paper and a pen so you can record the answers.

Meeting with Baltimore Workers’ Comp Attorneys

Arrive to your initial consultations on time. Workers’ comp attorneys in Baltimore are busy people.

Just as you have questions for the attorney, so will the attorney have questions for you. Answer them directly with the full truth.

You do not need to fear that anything you tell a lawyer during an initial consultation will be repeated to your employer or the insurance carrier. Workers’ comp lawyers in Baltimore are bound by strict confidentiality rules. Even if you end up hiring a different lawyer, no Baltimore workers’ comp lawyers will divulge anything you say at an initial consultation.

If you have any special needs in an attorney, the initial consultation is the time to ask about them. Say, for example, you can’t talk during the work day, need weekend appointments or communication in a different language. Make these requests known to find out if the lawyers you meet can accommodate you.

Selecting the Best Choice in a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

After you have met with all the Baltimore workers’ comp lawyers on your list, it is time to choose one to represent you. Think back to your conversations and ask yourself a few questions:

  • Which attorney seemed most knowledgeable?
  • Which attorney has represented other Baltimore clients with workplace accidents or injuries similar to my own?
  • Which attorney offered me the best advice?
  • Whose strategy did I like the best?
  • Which attorney put me at ease? In whom did I have the most confidence?

The answers to these questions should help you pinpoint your best choice in a Baltimore workers’ comp attorney. If you have any “ties,” break them by calling up some former clients and asking them the same kinds of questions listed above for friends who may have hired a workers’ comp attorney in the past.

Once you have found your lawyer, you are ready to move forward with your workers’ compensation claim and get the benefits you deserve.