Hiring a Lawyer for Huntington Beach Workers Comp–
Workers’ Compensation was designed as a “no-fault” system intended to provide injured workers with medical treatment and money to live on. In theory, this means that if someone has been disabled at work, their application for Workers Comp benefits should be automatically approved – without requiring further legal action. Sadly, this is often times not the case.
Many deserving injured workers in Huntington Beach & Orange County, unfortunately, are denied Workers Comp benefits by their employer. And, sometimes – even when the employer tries to act fairly – the Workers Comp Insurance Company responsible for paying the claim may wrongfully deny it.
Statistically, however, employees who are seeking Workers Compensation who have been initially denied, are much more likely to be approved for benefits if they are represented by a lawyer when they appeal.
If you hire a Workers Compensation lawyer for your Huntington Beach Workers Comp case, here are some helpful thoughts to keep in mind when selecting the best Workers Comp lawyer for your case.
What to Seek in Huntington Beach Workers Compensation Lawyers
Find Huntington Beach Workers Comp Lawyers Who Gives Free Consultations, Listens Closely & Answers Any Questions
Any good Workers Compensation lawyer should never charge you for your initial consultation with them. Make sure that they listen carefully to your unique situation, understand your medical condition – and completely answer all of your questions.
Our compassionate and skilled attorneys offer a free consultation in any Huntington Beach Workers Compensation matter. Our experienced lawyers truly care about our disabled clients and will take the time necessary to understand your concerns and answer any and all questions you have at every stage of your appeal.
Hire Huntington Beach Workers Comp Lawyers Who Only Collects a Fee if You Win
In any California Workers Comp case, your attorney fees will be set by the Judge. An ethical lawyer will explain this up-front. The Administrative Law Judge assigned to your case will authorize a fee of 10%, 12%, or 15% – according to the complexity of the case.
Make sure your attorney explains this fee structure to you – and only charges the Workers Comp attorney’s fees which are allowed by law.
Hire Huntington Beach Workers Comp Lawyers Who Only Handles Disability Cases
At Cantrell Green we strongly believe that a truly qualified Workers Comp law firm will only handle disability-related cases – and not criminal cases, bankruptcy or anything else. The law is very complex and it takes years of experience to learn everything about one area of law. Obviously a lawyer cannot be “the best” at everything – so an attorney will develop more skill and expertise if they confine their practice to one area.
Our law firm specializes in only one type of law – disability law. This enables us to stay on top of the newest laws, changes in regulations, etc. far better than someone who is not “specialized”.
Also, remember that Workers Comp cases are not tried in the same Court systems where other types of cases are heard. Workers Comp cases are heard in a completely separate court system called the “Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board”- where there is no jury – only an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
Because we handle Workers Comp cases every week of every year, our experienced lawyers are in front of these judges all of the time. This means that we know the system inside and out – and we develop personal relationships with the judges that will handle your case. This enables us get the maximum Workers Compensation benefits for which our clients qualify!
Questions For Your Huntington Beach Workers Comp Lawyer:
What are Their Awards and Professional Memberships?
Reputable Workers Compensation lawyers will belong to organizations that help them stay abreast of the latest laws, trends and changes in Workers Compensation.
The highly specialized Workers Comp attorneys at the Huntington Beach area law firm of Cantrell Green belong to these legal organizations:
• Super Lawyers – all years from 2004 – 2015!
• State Bar of California – Workers Compensation Section
• Harbor Area Applicants’ Attorneys
• California Applicant Attorneys Association
• Long Beach Bar Association – Workers Compensation Section
• Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group
How Much Workers Comp Experience Does the Attorney Have?
Cantrell Green was founded more than 4 decades ago by pioneers in the legal field of disability law. Since 1971 we have handled only disability cases – protecting the rights of thousands of injured workers. Our highly skilled and specialized attorneys have collected more than $100 million in compensation for our deserving disabled clients.
How Much of the Lawyers Practice is Disability Law?
The Workers Comp lawyers at Cantrell Green handle only disability cases – 12 months a year, every day of the week. Because all of our time, energy, skill and professional experience is committed to obtaining compensation for injured workers, we are able to obtain the maximum Workers Comp benefits for which our deserving clients qualify!