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Finding the Best Workers’ Compensation Attorney Near You

At Black & Jones, we know that when it comes to navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation claims, having the right legal representation can sometimes make or break your case. So, where in the world do you find the best one for you, and what should you be looking for? We have a few tips you should consider.

1. It’s All About Experience

We love an experienced legal advocate! However, you also want to make sure their experience aligns with your case as well as state-specific regulations, meaning, your workers’ compensation claim may benefit from an attorney who:

  • Knows the local Rockford area
  • Works specifically with workers’ compensation cases
  • Knows the nuances of Illinois workers’ compensation laws

    2. Check Their Track Record

    They may have a nice, professional website as well as numerous advertisements in your neighborhood, but do they have a track record of success? As always, it’s good to do your research and find a legal professional whose background can increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

    Additionally, be wary of misleading claims. During your search, you may see how much they’ve recovered for clients, but this doesn’t get down to the nitty-gritty of what type of case and the recovery received by the client.

    Search for testimonials or reviews from clients—you’ll get a great sense of their character, competence and success through these! Here are some of our favorites at Black & Jones Attorneys at Law:

    “Black & Jones was a great part of my getting the disability I needed and deserved. They did the paper work and talked to social security, all I had to do was answer a few more questions from Social Security and I got my disability. Thank you Black & Jones for all your help, it was greatly appreciated!” - RAYMOND D
    “Very professional and very prompt! Questions answered right away. I have had two great experiences with them. If I ever need to file a workman's comp claim or a personal injury claim, they'll be getting my business forever!” - BRONSON N

    3. Are They Accessible?

    This is often an overlooked factor when searching for an attorney. You want someone who can provide timely and consistent communication, keeping you up to speed on important updates during the process.

    This may be difficult to gauge from the beginning, but sometimes you can tell from their response to the initial inquiry or point of contact how they may handle client communication. For instance, if you made an inquiry a week ago but still haven’t heard anything, this may be a sign they’re not readily available to help you as their caseload is too heavy, or they don’t have an effective communication process.

    At Black & Jones, it’s one of our main priorities—we want to make sure you understand your rights in the case as well as any developments that occur throughout the process. We will always respond to any questions and calls within 24 business hours.

    4. Personalized Attention for the Win!

    Each case is so unique that you want your lawyer to treat it as such. Again, knowing how personalized their communication style is from the start may help you gauge this.

    If the attorney takes the time to understand the specifics of your situation and develops a tailored strategy just for your case, it demonstrates they have your best interest in mind.

    Oftentimes, a local workers’ compensation lawyer will give you the in-person attention that builds trust and constant contact. When you work with Black & Jones, we listen to what you need from us to best serve you. This can look like more than a phone call and electronic back-and-forth communication—you can stop by and drop off or pick up documents and have a face-to-face chat about any developments.

      5. Last but Certainly Not Least—Compatibility

      Experience, reviews, communication and workers’ compensation success all rank high on the list of key aspects you want to look for in an attorney. While you keep these factors in mind, you also want to ensure the law professional and/or firm allows you to build a strong and transparent attorney-client relationship.

      Choose someone you feel comfortable sharing your story with and who makes you feel confident that once you hand it off to them, they will do everything in their power to fight for the justice you deserve.

      Your Workers’ Compensation Advocate

      If you’re looking for a transparent, honest and local Northern Illinois workers’ compensation firm, you’ve come to the right place. Black & Jones values open communication, mutual respect and finding shared values when building a strong rapport with all our clients.

      Call us today at (815) 967-9000 or fill out this form for your free, no-obligation consultation.