Hiring a Lawyer for Anaheim Workers Compensation–
Workers’ Compensation is a “no-fault” system intended to provide injured workers with medical treatment and money to live on until they can return to work. In theory, this means that if you have been injured or made ill at work, your application for Workers Comp benefits should be automatically approved without the need for further legal action. Unfortunately, quite often, this is just not the case.
Many injured workers in Anaheim & Orange County, sadly, are denied Workers Compensation benefits by their employer. And, even when the employer tries to act fairly, their Workers Comp Insurance Company who pays the claim may try to deny it.
However, statistically, Workers Compensation applicants who have been initially denied, a lot more likely to be approved for benefits if they are represented by an attorney when they appeal.
If you hire a Workers Compensation lawyer for your Anaheim Workers Comp case, here are useful pointers to help you select the right lawyer.
What to Look for in Anaheim Workers Compensation Lawyers
Hire an Anaheim Workers Comp Lawyer Who Gives Free Consultations, Listens to You and Answers Your Questions
An ethical Workers Compensation lawyer will never charge you for an initial consultation. They should also listen carefully as you describe your medical condition – and take the time to thoroughly address all of your questions or concerns.
Our experienced and skilled attorneys offer a free consultation in any Anaheim Workers Comp case. We truly care about our disabled clients and will take the time necessary to understand your concerns and answer your questions.
Hire an Anaheim Workers Comp Lawyer Who Only Collects a Fee if You Win
In California Workers Comp cases, an ethical lawyer should explain upfront that your attorney fees will be set by the Judge. The Administrative Law Judge will authorize a fee of 10%, 12%, or 15% – depending upon the complexity of the case.
Make sure your lawyer only charges the Workers Comp attorney’s fees which are allowed by law.
Hire an Anaheim Workers Comp Lawyer Who Only Handles Disability Cases
At Cantrell Green we strongly believe that a good Workers Compensation law firm will only handle disability-related cases – and not bankruptcy, family law or anything else. We feel that you cannot be “the best” at everything – but that an attorney will develop more skill and expertise if they confine their practice to one area.
A law firm that specializes in only one type of law – such as disability law – can stay on top of the newest laws, changes in regulations, etc. far better than someone who is not “specialized”.
Also, it is important to understand that Workers Comp cases are not tried in the same Courts where other types of cases are heard. Workers Comp cases are handled in a completely different court system called the “Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board”. There is no jury – only an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
Because we handle Comp cases 52 weeks a year, our experienced lawyers are in front of these ALJs All the time. This means that we know the system and the individual judges inside and out. This helps us get the maximum workers Compensation benefits for which you qualify!
Questions to Ask Your Anaheim Workers Comp Lawyer:
What are the Lawyers’ Professional Memberships and/or Awards?
A reputable Workers Comp law firm will belong to organizations that help them keep current on the latest trends and changes in Workers Compensation law.
The highly specialized Workers Comp lawyers at the Anaheim law firm of Cantrell Green belong to these legal organizations:
• State Bar of California – Workers Compensation Section
• California Applicant Attorneys Association
• Long Beach Bar Association – Workers Compensation Section
• Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group
• Harbor Area Applicants’ Attorneys
• Super Lawyers – consecutively from 2004 – 2015!
How Much Workers Comp Experience Does the Law Firm Have?
The law firm of Cantrell Green was founded more than 4 decades ago to protect the rights of injured workers. Since 1971 we have handled only disability cases and our highly specialized lawyers have collected more than $100 million in compensation for our deserving clients.
How Much of the Law Firms’ Practice is Disability Law?
The Workers Comp lawyers at Cantrell Green handle only disability cases – all day every day, 52 weeks a year. We have represented thousands of injured workers in their disability cases.
Because all of our time, skill and experience is committed to obtaining compensation for injured workers, we are able to obtain the maximum Workers Comp benefits for which our clients qualify!
Call the Best Workers Comp Lawyers in Anaheim: 562-622-4800