How Do I Choose a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Wilmington Workers’ Compensation Board Certified Lawyers
Choosing a Workers’ Compensation attorney can be the most important decision that you make after you have been injured on the job. The natural question is, “How do I choose a Workers’ Compensation attorney?” What are the questions I should ask and what criteria are important?
At The Law Offices of Kathleen Shannon Glancy, P.A., we recommend that you consider the following factors when seeking a Workers’ Compensation attorney:
- Board certification — Becoming a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation requires a minimum number of years of experience in the field, the devotion of a significant portion of an attorney’s practice to the field, successful completion of a rigorous exam on the subject, and positive references from other attorneys throughout the state who practice Workers’ Compensation. Check with the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization to find attorneys who are board certified specialists. To view Kathleen Glancy’s Profile in Specialization interview, click here.
- Testimonials/reputation in the community — Talk to people who have had the help of an attorney on a Workers’ Compensation case. Were they satisfied with the work their attorney did? Does that attorney have a good reputation within the community?
- Experience — How many years has an attorney been practicing Workers’ Compensation? Experience is a great predictor of an attorney’s ability to help you.
- Interview potential attorneys — Meet or talk on the phone with attorneys who you are interested in. Find out if you feel comfortable and confident with them and in their abilities. Further, you should ask them who will be handling your case if you should choose them to represent you.
These are some basic guidelines that can help you choose a Workers’ Compensation attorney.
Kathleen Shannon Glancy is Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation and has over 30 years of experience. Furthermore, our firm has a national level reputation for the work we have done and the people we have helped.