How do you choose the BEST or TOP Minnesota work comp attorney? As a former defense attorney who formerly represented employers and insurers, every lawyer I encountered had a "reputation" with other lawyers and I would venture to guess with workers compensation judges. Some lawyers had the reputation of settling cases quick but cheap; others signed up clients and did next to nothing for months or years; but there were a few bright stars who I knew would keep me on my toes and get top dollar for their clients. Since opening up my own practice, Atkinson Gerber Law Office, we have earned the reputation for being aggressive and tough lawyers. We use the tricks we learned representing employers and insurers AGAINST them now that we represent only injured workers. Why the did we change? Having been injured at work opened my eyes to the victimization injured Minnesota workers face day in and day out. I can relate as a former defense lawyer, injured worker and as an aggressive attorney who limits our firms practice to representing only injured and disabled workers.
In looking for a lawyer look to see if they have been reprimanded or suspended in the past. Does the lawyer limit their practice to work comp and disability claims or do they handle every conceivable type of injury claim such as dog bites, car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, etc. It is difficult for most attorneys to master a single area of law as well as we have at Minnesota Disability, let alone dozens of areas of the law. Our attorneys and staff are recognized by our peers with numerous awards including that of Superlawyer and Rising Stars by Minnesota Lawyer. Attorney Tom Atkinson has lectured on workers compensation matters to other attorneys and judges and is willing to provide you with this same information in a free no obligation consultation. Remember there is never a fee unless we recover benefits for you and even then, the fee is paid directly by the insurance company. Contact our office at 651-332-8717 or 1-800-933-5619. Our office represents clients throughout the entire state of Minnesota.