Hiring a Lawyer for a Santa Ana Workers Comp Case –
In a perfect world, if you have been injured or made ill at work, your application for Workers Compensation benefits should be automatically approved without the need for further legal action. Unfortunately, very often, this is not the case.
Many injured workers in Santa Ana & Orange County are disappointed to learn that employers often wrongfully deny a valid Workers Comp claim. And, even when the employer acts fairly, their Workers Comp insurance company responsible for paying the claim may try to deny it.
However, statistically, Workers Comp claimants who have been initially denied, are much more likely to be approved for benefits if are represented by an attorney.
If you hire a Workers Comp lawyer for your Santa Ana Workers Comp case, here are some helpful things to keep in mind to help you select the right lawyer.
What to Look for in a Santa Ana Workers Comp Lawyer
Find a Santa Ana Workers Comp Lawyer Who Gives Free Consultations, Listens Carefully and Answers Questions
Ethical Workers Comp lawyers should never charge you for your initial consultation. They should also listen carefully as you describe your illness or injury – and take the time to thoroughly answer any questions or concerns you may have about the Workers Comp.
Our experienced lawyers offer a generous free consultation in any Santa Ana Workers Comp case. We genuinely care about our injured clients and always take the time to listen their your concerns and to answer their questions.
Find a Santa Ana Workers Comp Lawyer Who Only Collects a Fee if You Win
In California Workers Comp lawyers’ fees are set by the Judge. He or she will authorize a fee of 10%, 12%, or 15% – depending upon the complexity of the case.
An ethical lawyer will only charge you these Workers Comp lawyer’s fees which are allowed by law.
Find a Santa Ana Workers Comp Lawyer Who Only Handles Disability Cases
Many lawyers accept any and every type of case that comes through their door. However, we strongly believe that a good Workers Compensation law firm will only handle disability-related cases – and not divorce, traffic tickets or anything else.
It is our belief that a law firm that specializes in only one type of law can keep on top of the latest laws, changes, procedures, etc. far better than someone who is not “specialized”.
Also, Workers Compensation cases are not tried in the District Court or Circuit Courts where other types of cases are heard. Workers Comp cases are only handled at the “Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board” in front of an Administrative Law Judge.
Our experienced Workers Comp lawyers are in front of these ALJs on a regular basis – so we know the system (and the judges) inside and out. This helps us get better results for you than someone who does not know “the system”.
Questions to Ask a Santa Ana Workers Comp Lawyer:
What Professional Memberships & Awards does the Lawyer Have?
A good Workers Comp law firm will belong to organizations that help them keep abreast of the latest trends and changes in Workers Compensation law.
The Workers Comp lawyers at the Santa Ana law firm of Cantrell Green belong to these legal organizations:
• California Applicant Attorneys Association
• Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group
• Long Beach Bar Association – Workers Compensation Section
• State Bar of California – Workers Compensation Section
• Harbor Area Applicants’ Attorneys
• Super Lawyers – every year from 2004 – 2015!
How Much Experience Does the Law Firm Have in Workers Comp Cases?
The Workers Compensation law firm of Cantrell Green was founded over 4 decades ago in 1971. We have handled only disability cases since then, and our highly skilled lawyers have collected over $100 million in compensation for our clients.
What Percentage of the Law Firms’ Practice is Disability Law?
The Workers Comp lawyers at the Santa Ana law firm of Cantrell Green handle only disability cases – all day every day. We believe that a good disability law firm will only handle disability cases – including Workers Comp cases – and not divorces, bankruptcy, or anything else.
All of our time, skill and experience is dedicated to obtaining compensation for injured workers!