Workers’ compensation cases have the potential to take quite some time and drag on. For many, this is often a first-time experience, which can make it all the more frustrating. While it is important to be patient during this time, there are some steps you can take to help move it along and make the process go a bit faster.
Below is a list of some things you can do to speed up your workers’ compensation case:
- Hire an attorney: A lot is at stake in a workers’ compensation case and the last thing you want to do is miss out on crucial benefits simply due to a lack of familiarity with the law and a failure to hire proper legal assistance. Not only will having a skilled attorney on your side ensure you do not make any unnecessary mistakes, but the insurance company will also likely pay more attention to your case since they are more likely to negotiate with you to avoid litigation.
- Avoid rescheduling: A workers’ compensation case is going to require consultations with a number of people and, whether you have scheduled a medical exam, mediation, or another type of event, each person will have a different schedule you will need to work around. Moreover, attorneys and insurance companies will also have to plan events based on their own time constraints, which can ultimately lead to some very frustrating circumstances when dates and times are inconvenient for you. That said, rescheduling these appointments is only going to further delay your case, so it is crucial that you attend all scheduled meetings as they are initially set.
- Consider fair settlement offers: If you are able to resolve your case out of court, it will likely conclude much faster than if it were to go to trial. Your attorney should inform you of any offers that are made, or make an effort to negotiate with the insurance company. This does not mean you should consider a lowball offer, but reasonable ones should be considered. If you are not sure if the amount offered is fair, your attorney can and should advise you.
- Be willing to compromise: Sometimes expectations are set unreasonably high, which can stall a case from moving forward. Your attorney should let you know what your case is worth to provide a more realistic expectation of what you can hope to receive from a settlement. Having a clear idea of what your case is worth equips you with the necessary knowledge for negotiating and understanding what an acceptable offer is.
- Stay updated: Regularly check in with your attorney regarding the progress of your case and, if he or she asks for any documents or information, be sure to deliver these as soon as possible, or your case will end up taking more time than it should.
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in California
If you are in the midst of a workers’ compensation case, you will need to hire a skilled attorney as soon as possible to ensure it has handled efficiently and effectively. At Alvandi Law Group, P.C., our Orange County legal team will walk you through the entire claims process and take care of the paperwork from start to finish while you focus on recovering from your injuries. To make this experience easier for you, we will not accept payment until we win your case. You have nothing to lose!
Contact our firm today at (800) 980-6905 to schedule a free case evaluation.