Q: If I already have an attorney for workmans comp. Can I hire a new attorney
A: You are always able to terminate your current attorney and hire a different attorney. The real question is whether or not that is in your best interest. Your current attorney should already have your records and be up-to-date on your case. A new attorney would need to start from the beginning and play catch-up. If you need to change attorney's that is perfectly legal, but I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with your current attorney and try to work out your differences before taking such a drastic step.
A: Changing attorneys is certainly within your rights; but, in my opinion, should only be considered as a last resort. You should consult you Fee Agreement, because the attorney certainly will have rights to a portion of your compensation if they secured you benefits. If you are not currently receiving benefits, a change of attorneys mid-case can raise red flags to the defense attorney and judge casting questions about you and your case. I agree with Attorney Belt that scheduling an appointment with your current attorney is most recommended. If that doesn't resolve your issues, consider moving on with another attorney.
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