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What to expect at an initial workers compensation consultation

Mooney Law is proud to represent workers throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania   When I contact Mooney Law about a Maryland work injury case, what should I expect at the initial consultation?

So you have been injured at work. You want a free consultation with Mooney Law for your work injury. What should you expect? What kind of information should you have ready?

At your initial consultation you will speak with me, Attorney Mark Buterbaugh. I am a Partner in the firm and the firm’s exclusive workers’ compensation attorney.  During that initial consultation, you will be asked questions about your work history, wages at the time of the injury, and the position you were in when the injury occurred. You will then be asked how the accident happened. It is important to be as specific as possible.  What were you specifically doing? When did you develop symptoms? What body parts were injured? What time of day did the injury occur?  Were you able to finish your shift that day?  Additionally, since the injury occurred, have your symptoms improved, stayed the same, or worsened?

Next, you should be prepared to discuss other issues when the injury occurred.  Were there any witnesses? Who did you report the injury to? What did you specifically tell them when you reported it? Did the insurance company contact you? Did they take a recorded statement? Did you give a written statement? Was a work injury report provided by the employer?

Next, be prepared to talk about your medical treatment since the occurrence of the injury. Have  a list prepared of all medical providers you have seen for the injury, including your family doctor? Advise if you underwent any diagnositics, such as an MRIs, EMG, CT Scan and if you have had any injections and/or surgery and dates of those tests or procedures.   What medical provider is current medical provider?  When did you last see the doctor and when is your next appointment.  Additionally, tell me your current work status.  Are you out of work, working light duty, or doing your regular job?

I can’t stress enough that it is extremely important to share with me whether you had any prior injuries or pre-existing conditions involving the body parts you injured at work. It does not matter if they were minor issues that required little, if any, treatment. Just share all information. The more I know the more effective the representation will be in your case. Hiding or avoiding pertinent information regarding prior injuries can devastate your case, but disclosing will allow me to address those issues upfront.

At the conclusion of the initial intake. I will discuss the workers’ compensation process and what you should expect moving forward. That is what we are here for, to navigate you through the complexities of workers’ compensation and litigation.

This is not an exhaustive list, but a good start. I am more than happy to discuss your case with you to see how we can help you! Our consultations are always free. So call or email us today. You can call 717-200-HELP or 717-632-4656. You can also email us to request a consultation at info@mooney4law.com. For more information, you can visit the firm website at Mooney4Law.com.