5 Signs of an Excellent Workers’ Comp Lawyer
With every workers’ comp lawyer promising to help you win your case, how do you know which one to hire? What sets a workers’ comp lawyer apart from the rest? Here are a few characteristics injured workers should look for in a workers’ comp lawyer before making their selection.
Specialization in workers’ comp
The best workers’ comp lawyers specialize in the field and can confidently call themselves experts in workers comp. Thomas F. Martin, PLC has over 20 years of experience representing injured workers in workers’ comp cases and has deliberately chosen to limit his practice to this one field. This specialization allows him to stay up to date on the latest developments and changes in workers’ comp law. As a result, clients can rest assured Thomas F. Martin has the specialized knowledge and expertise they need to win.
Honesty and integrity
Honest and trustworthy workers’ comp attorneys are committed to collecting evidence that is credible, accurate, and relevant. In addition, an honest attorney has built a reputation among colleagues, judges, and the local legal community, bringing another level of credibility to every case he or she presents. For injured workers, a workers’ comp attorney’s reputation is one characteristic that should be considered.
Awards and recognition
Thomas F. Martin, PLC has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. He has been included in “Best Attorneys” listings by The Orange County Register, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, and numerous professional organizations. Martin also frequently lectures about the latest laws and trends in the workers’ compensation system. Thomas F. Martin, PLC is a well-recognized name that insurance companies can’t dismiss or ignore.
Experience judging workers’ comp cases
An attorney that has judged workers’ compensation cases for the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has an insider view of how the system works and knows what it takes to analyze and prove a case to the WCAB. Thomas F. Martin has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the WCAB and had the authority to conduct a trial, and make and file a finding, opinion, order, decision, and award.
Before a case goes to court, a workers’ compensation attorney must lead multiple rounds of negotiations. It helps to know the tricks and tactics used by insurance companies to reduce the settlement. But when you’re being represented by Thomas F. Martin, PLC, rest assured he’s prepared for every move the opposite side will make.
Reach out to Thomas F. Martin PLC today to schedule a consultation and begin building your case.