We’re excited to announce that Arizona workers’ compensation attorney Bob Wisniewski, founding attorney for the Law Offices of Robert E. Wisniewski, was recently interviewed on a podcast, where he was asked to share his thoughts on the important role workers’ comp lawyers play in the claims process.
The podcast, hosted by Alan Pierce, is called Workers Comp Matters and is the only Legal Talk Network production that focuses solely on workers’ compensation cases. Wisniewski’s episode is entitled “The Attorney’s Role in Workers Compensation” – and you can listen to it here:
According to the website:
“Catering to both lawyers and their clients, Workers’ Comp Matters focuses on people and the law. Host and workers’ compensation attorney Alan S. Pierce interviews industry leaders, lawyers, and doctors, covering all elements of workers’ compensation from cases and benefits to recovery.”
Why do I need a workers’ comp attorney?
The podcast opens a discussion on why people who are injured at work come to attorneys in the first place.
Wisniewski believes that the proceedings have gotten so complex that people have no option but to bring an attorney to the table.
According to Wisniewski, workers’ compensation claims were “never meant to be that way. Workers’ comp was meant to be a simpler administrative proceeding, but unfortunately, it has become somewhat complex in each state.”
What’s the process of a workers’ compensation claim?
To help give workplace injury victims an idea of what to expect when they contact a workers’ compensation attorney, the discussion then turns to the steps in the process.
According to Wisniewski, it all starts with gathering information in an initial interview.
Wisniewski and his team will then ask the client about “their medical records, perhaps if they have filed a claim, if their claims are readily available at our Industrial Commission to get us the paperwork, and then maybe if they can get information from the insurance carrier. We will ask them to either bring what they can get or bring what they have.”
You can listen to the full interview with Robert Wisniewski or read the full transcript at Legal Talk Network.