I’ve handled Social Security and Ohio Workers’ Compensation claims for 30 years. I work for my client. My job is to serve my client. So my first question when speaking to a new client is always: What can I do for you?
My goal is to get what my client is entitled to within the bounds of the law. Nothing more and nothing less. My clients need compensation (money) and medical care (money). My opponents, Ohio BWC; employers; and Social Security, want to save money. In fact they won’t pay any more money than they absolutely have to pay. My opponents are represented by well-trained attorneys and administrators.
I represent only injured and disabled claimants. I do not represent employers. I have been handling Social Security and Workers’ Compensation claims since 1983. I limit my practice to these two complex areas of the law.
When you choose an attorney ask at least these two questions: How long have you personally been handling this type of case? How much of your practice is spent handling this type of case? If the attorney is new to this area of the law or handles a lot of different types of legal matters, think hard about whether or not to hire them.
Think of your case as a car with a bad transmission. If you could have a new mechanic that does a lot of different work on cars or one that has been repairing transmissions for 30 years, who would you choose? Keep in mind that Social Security regulates the payment of attorney fees, so the cost will be about the same. It might actually be less with the experienced attorney if things go quickly and smoothly.
I personally handle all the Social Security and Workers’ Compensation clients of the firm. All clients deal directly with me or my secretary, if I’m not available. My clients will not be passed from one attorney to another as with some large firms. You will not work through a paralegal. You will not wait until 30 minutes before your hearing starts to meet me for the first time. You will work with me from the beginning through to the conclusion of your case.
If you’re not sure if you have a case or have questions about Social Security Disability or Workers’ Compensation call to speak with me.
In rare cases, a Workers’ Compensation case might be appealed to Common Pleas Court. When that happens I work with an experienced associate attorney that handles the trial court litigation.
Sincerely, Eric R. Dieterich