FYI…. We will no longer know the judge that is assigned to your case until we enter the court room. This per new Social Security Administration rulings. While we feel this is unfair and not in the best interests of our clients, the Social Security Administration is trying to protect claimants from out of state attorneys that withdraw from representation when they find out who the judge is. Many national firms that are located on the east coast or LA advertise on TV, failing to advise that that they are out of state attorneys. When they find out that they have a more conservative judge on the case they often withdraw, not wanting to fly an attorney in on the day of hearing. Basically, it costs too much for the risk. To prevent these firms from withdrawing, often at the last second, the Social Security Administration, came up with the new rule.
Please contact our firm before you settle your workers compensation claim directly with the insurance company. They rarely advise claimants about attendant care beneftits or other very important rights that you have under the workers compensation act.