Q: Lawyer paperwork
My workers compensation case is done. I moved to another county. I've been contacting my WC lawyer to get my files so I can give them to my personal injury lawyer but she haven't been returning my calls back. Can i get my files from another facility if i live in a different county if everything is done electronically? I do not owe my lawyer any money.
A: I answered this same question under the workers' compensation topic. Here is my answer: "If your case is over and settled, your work comp attorney should have collected his/her costs from the settlement. These are costs for things, like obtaining your records, on the case. Thus, if your attorney was paid back his/her costs, the records are yours. I'm not sure why your work comp and personal injury attorney haven't been working together, but hindsight is 20/20. I'm also not sure what living in a different county matters, especially if the records are all electronic since they can easily be emailed to you. You should continue to try and get the records from your work comp attorney but, if you can't, your personal injury attorney may have to request them again (and pay)."
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