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Questions to Ask before Hiring an Alabama Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Questions to Ask before Hiring an Alabama Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you live or work in Alabama, and you have sustained a workers’ compensation injury, most likely you have a lot of questions.  Do I have a claim?  Can I see my own doctor?  How do I get paid if I am off work due to my injuries?  This is where an experienced Alabama Workers’ Compensation Lawyer can be invaluable, but before taking the step to actually hire an Alabama Workers’ Compensation Attorney, there are several questions you ask any potential lawyer you are considering.  This is the second of a series of seven (7) blogs in which I will go through the questions I believe an injured should ask of a lawyer before actually hiring an attorney.

Second, ask what level of experience the attorney you are talking to has in handling workers’ compensation claims in Alabama.  How long have they been practicing law in Alabama?  What percentage of their cases have been Alabama workers’ compensation cases?  Workers’ comp cases are not like general tort law cases.  In an automobile accident case, if someone ran a red light and hit you, then they are liable.  Things are not so cut and dry with a workers’ compensation claim and an attorney needs to have the experience in handling comp claims in Alabama to know where the potential pitfalls lie.

Experience is invaluable.  When my car stopped running a few months ago, I knew that I needed to have my car looked at by someone experienced at working on a car like mine. I didn’t want to have someone who just did auto mechanics as a hobby part time, I wanted someone who knew what they were doing. Similarly, if you have been hurt at work, you would want to speak with an attorney whose practice emphasizes workers compensation claims, not a firm which handles a few now and then along with slip and fall, dog bite or general negligence cases.

You wouldn’t let a podiatrist operate on your back just because they call themselves “doctor.”.  Don’t let a firm that spends most of their time pursuing automobile accident cases see if they can also handle a workers’ comp case.

At Powell and Denny, workers compensation cases are not just one or a myriad of legal matters we deal with; workers compensation and social security disability cases make up over 90% of our case load.  Both Mr. Powell and Mr. Denny have over 30 years’ experience handling Alabama Workers’ Compensation cases.  Both Mr. Powell and Mr. Denny have held the positions of Chair of the Alabama Association of Justice’s Workers’ Compensation Division, and of their local Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Sections, and Mr. Powell was selected to appear in The Best Lawyers of America for his work as an attorney for injured workers. It is what we do.

If you live anywhere in Alabama and you have questions about your right to Alabama Workers’ Compensation benefits, don’t hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced attorneys at Powell and Denny today to schedule a virtual appointment or a face-to-face meeting.

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Powell and Denny have been selected as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report for each of the last 9 years, have been selected as one of Birmingham’s Top Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine for the last 5 years, have been selected by The National Advocates as one of the Top 20 Workers’ Compensation Firms (plaintiffs) and Powell and Denny, P.C.-has been selected as one of the “Best of the Best” law firms by The American Registry.

Mr. Denny is AV rated by Martindale Hubbard (the highest rating possible) and Mr. Powell has been rated as Superior by The National Registry

+ Powell and Denny have successfully represented injured workers from Birmingham, Huntsville, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Athens, Decatur, Town Creek Ardmore, Hartselle, Madison, Toney, Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, New Hope, Guntersville, Albertville, Boaz, Ashville, Anniston, Gadsden, Cullman, Jasper, Gardendale, Morris, Kimberly, Centerpoint, Leeds, Tarrant City, Fairfield, Hueytown, Bessemer, Adger, Tuscaloosa, Cordova, Alabaster, Pelham, Harpersville, Opelika, Phenix City, Montgomery, Clanton, Calera, Enterprise, Monroeville, Mobile, Evergreen, Alabaster, Trussville and towns and cities in between.



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