When a worker suffers an injury at work, it can be a stressful and overwhelming moment. In addition to dealing with the physical consequences of the injury, the worker must also face financial concerns and uncertainty about how to pay their medical bills and cover daily expenses while recovering. In these cases, it is important to hire a specialized workers’ compensation attorney to protect their rights.

However, for an attorney to provide the best possible assistance, it is essential to provide them with all relevant information about the accident and injuries. In this post by Castan & Lecca, attorneys specializing in workers’ compensation, we will explain what information a worker should give to their attorney to help ensure their workers’ compensation claim is handled effectively.

Personal Information

The first piece of information an injured worker should provide to their attorney is their detailed personal information, including their full name, address, phone number, and email address.

This information is essential for the attorney to communicate with the worker and provide updates on the status of their claim. Additionally, the worker’s personal information will be necessary for filing the required legal documentation for the claim. Make sure to provide accurate and up-to-date information to ensure smooth and effective communication between you and your attorney.

Accident Details

Another important piece of information that an injured worker should provide to their injury attorney when filing a claim is the details of the accident, including the date and time it occurred and how it happened.

It is crucial for the worker to provide a detailed description of the accident, including any hazardous situations or conditions in the workplace that may have contributed to the injury. Also, it helps to provide any photographs or videos the worker may have of the accident scene and the injuries sustained.

This information will help the attorney understand the circumstances surrounding the accident and assess who is responsible. Remember, the more details you can provide, the better your attorney’s understanding of your situation will be.

Injuries Sustained

The injured worker should also provide detailed information on the injuries sustained. This includes the type of injury, its severity, and any received medical treatment.

It is also important to include details about medical care, prescribed medications, and the names of the doctors and specialists who have treated the worker. With this information, the attorney can evaluate the value of the claim and determine the type of workers’ compensation benefits the worker may be eligible to receive.

Don’t forget to provide any relevant medical documentation, such as injury reports, bills, and medical records, to support your claim.

Witnesses and Statements

If there were any eyewitnesses to the accident, it’s important to provide your attorney with their names and contact details. If possible, request written statements from the witnesses, as these can be valuable in supporting your claim.

If there were no witnesses, be sure to provide any other evidence that may support your claim in your workers’ compensation case, such as pictures or videos of the accident scene or the injuries sustained. Your attorney will use this information to strengthen your claim and increase your chances of success in the workers’ compensation process.

Communication Exchanges with the Employer

The injured worker should provide information about any communication they had with their employer regarding the accident and the injuries sustained. If the worker has filed a workers’ compensation claim with their employer, they should provide any documentation related to that claim, including any written or email communication with the employer.

Additionally, if the worker has spoken to a supervisor or manager about the accident, they should provide details of those conversations. Your workers’ compensation lawyer can use this information to determine if the employer has fulfilled their legal obligations and can work to solve any issues that may have arisen in the claims process.

In conclusion, providing your workers’ compensation attorney with accurate and complete information is essential to ensure that your claim is resolved effectively and quickly. Remember to provide personal information, details of the accident, injuries sustained, witnesses and statements, communications with your employer, and any other relevant information that may help your attorney support your claim.

If you have suffered a workplace injury, do not hesitate to contact Castan & Lecca, specialized workers’ compensation attorneys. We have extensive experience working on cases involving work-related injuries and their families to obtain maximum benefits and compensation.

Request your free consultation now and we will guide you through the entire claims filing process. We are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. To schedule a free consultation, contact us by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

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MICHAEL BOESCHEN

Attorney

Michael Boeschen (Mike) was born in Wichita, KS and raised in Chattanooga, TN. Mike graduated from The McCallie School and went on to study history, Spanish, and Latin American Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. After graduation, he went on to pursue a law degree from the University Of Georgia School Of Law. During law school, Mike participated in the Legal Aid Clinic, assisting in the defense of indigent criminal defendants. Mike has been licensed to practice law in Georgia since 2002 and his main practice area consists of representing injured workers as they navigate through the Georgia workers’ compensation system. Mike is also fluent in Spanish. In his spare time Mike enjoys following soccer, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two young daughters. Mike and his family are parishioners of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sandy Springs, GA

CHRISTIAN PECONE

Attorney

ED DENKER

Attorney

Edward Denker was born in Philadelphia, PA but has made Georgia his home since 1999. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia. Edward spent his first years in practice representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims. He then spent more than a decade honing his litigation skills representing employers and insurers in workers’ compensation claims, where he gained immense experience and knowledge of how insurers defend those claims. In 2017, Edward returned to his passion of representing people who have been injured at work or through the negligence of others. When he isn’t working, Edward enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. He is also an avid sports fan, and enjoys cooking and travel

ILIANA DOBREV

Attorney

Iliana Dobrev was born in Bulgaria. After high school, she immigrated to the United States to study law. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s in political science concentrating on pre-law and minoring in Spanish. In 2015, she graduated from Georgia State University College of Law. While in law school, Iliana completed a Graduate Research Assistantship in Labor and Employment Law and Employment Discrimination and two externships in Immigration Law. As an immigrant herself, Iliana is passionate about advocating for and defending immigrants. She is delighted to help families stay together and pursue the American dream. Iliana is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and worked in both a fellowship and a firm specializing in immigration law. Iliana is fluent in Bulgarian and Spanish

KEN THAXTON

Attorney

Ken Thaxton was born and raised in Roberta, GA. When Ken was a child, his father started a trucking business, which Ken ultimately spent over ten years working with through his late teens and twenties. Ken graduated from Houston County High School in Warner Robins, GA in 2001 with a 4.0 GPA. He then studied Business and Information Technology at Macon State College, ultimately graduating with a 4.0 GPA in 2004. After graduation, Ken continued to work with his father’s trucking company, and in late 2005, Ken and his father started an aircraft charter company, Southern Jet, Inc., under Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Ken served as President of Southern Jet from 2006 until 2010, when he and his father sold the company. Ken is a Commercially Licensed Instrument, Multi-Engine Pilot. While serving as President of Southern Jet, Ken started Law School at the University of Georgia School of Law in 2009. Ken focused primarily on business and civil law, including Workers’ Compensation, while at UGA. He graduated Cum Laude and in the top 25% of his class from UGA Law in 2012. Ken is a licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia, and he is also a licensed neutral (mediator) in the State of Georgia. Ken represents small businesses in transactional matters and business conflicts, and he also represents injured workers and Plaintiffs injured in cases of negligence. During his spare time, Ken enjoys swimming, cycling, sporting clays, and fishing. He also does charity work with a national scholarship fund

ALEXANDER LECCA

Attorney

Alexander Lecca (Alex) was born in Miami, Florida to immigrant parents from Cuba and Peru. Alex graduated from Coral Gables High School, where he was a recipient of the Elsa Glazer Award (given to students who graduate with a 3.5 GPA and above). He went on to study marketing at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. At the University of Miami he was also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduation, he went on to pursue a law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. In law school, Alex received several book awards and graduated Cum Laude. During law school Alex clerked for the Honorable Beth Bloom, had an internship with the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s office, and clerked for a prestigious litigation law firm. Alex is licensed to practice law in both Georgia and Florida and handles workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. He is also a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Alex is also fluent in Spanish. During his spare time, Alex enjoys outdoor activities with his wife and four children. He also helps coach his children’s baseball, football, basketball, and soccer teams. Alex and his family are parishioners of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

DANIEL CASTAN 

Attorney

Dan Castan is a senior partner at Castan and Lecca, PC in Buckhead and represents injured workers before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and plaintiffs in State and Superior Courts of Georgia for injuries suffered in accidents. Dan litigated one of the seminal claims securing the rights of undocumented workers to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits in the state of Georgia when injured in the case of Wet Walls, Inc. vs. Ledesma. Dan has successfully fought and settled multi million dollar cases. He was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey to immigrant parents from Cuba. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and received his Juris Doctor from The Washington College of Law at The American University in Washington D.C.  Dan was admitted to the Georgia Bar in November, 1993.  He is an active member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta Bar Association and the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Dan is a founding member and Director of the Latino Victory Fund Georgia and serves on the Board of The Latin American Association. Dan has been dedicated to getting Latinos elected to local, state and Federal offices in Georgia. He has been a Big Brother through Big Brothers and Sisters of Metro Atlanta and a mentor through The Latin American Association’s mentor/mentee program. Dan is married with two children.