You just sustained a Minnesota workers compensation injury to your knee, elbow or shoulder at work and the prescription by your doctor may well be a cortisone shot. For most, the pain relief is almost immediate!
Just today I had a client in my office and I asked her how her ski vacation went last weekend. She looked at my in surprise; she hadn't mentioned it to me. I then turned my computer screen around and showed her various pictures posted to the Facebook pages of her children, husband and he own; keeping in mind that I don't "friend" my clients. Though she had nothing to hide because she sat in the lodge knitting while her family went skiing, she thought her facebook settings had been set to private.
When I meet with new clients I often tell them to take time to think about what I have told them before hiring an attorney. However, if you get an NOID or Notice Of Intent To Discontinue Benefits you need to call and meet with an attorney with ONE week of receiving the notice.
The best lawyers are those who have decades of experience, preferably on both sides of cases AND most importantly one who really listens to you. By "listen to you" I mean letting you drive where you want the case to end up. Are you fighting to get the treatment you need, do you want to be retrained, are you fed up with the workers compensation system and just want to be done with the whole thing? Every client has a different objective when they come in to meet with me. At Atkinson Gerber Law Office, we make recommendations and answer questions while you help us navigate where to take your case. Experience absolutely matters in this regard. Inexperienced lawyers make mistakes, they don't know the judges, defense lawyers, insurance adjusters and the ins and outs of this complex system called Minnesota Workers Compensation. Minnesota workers compesation cases often require immediate decisions that matter.