Before I met Mr. Ackerman, I had been dealing with the workers comp insurance company on my own for four+ years which included two surgeries and almost a year of physical therapy, only for my doctor to finally rule the damage for my work accident injury permanent. It had never been entirely pleasant dealing with the workers comp insurance company, (my employer's continued violations of my medical work restrictions were always much more stressful to deal with), but the insurance company had at least always been civil. Once my doctor ruled my injury was MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement) that changed. It was like a switch was flipped. The workers comp claims adjuster I had a civil and professional relationship with for years turned into an angry and aggressive bully. They kept refusing to pay for needed continued medical expenses, to make my employer follow my medical restrictions for my permanent disability, and for any training in order for me to be able to transition to a different job that would actually follow my medical restrictions.
Even after just the first meeting with Mr. Ackerman I felt a great sense of relief. I had spoken to a couple of other attorneys before who had pressured me to file a medical malpractice suit because they said it would be easier to get money that way. As far as I know, my doctor did nothing wrong, and I find the thought of suing someone that did not do anything wrong morally repugnant. I did not just want to get a check. I wanted the workers comp insurance company to pay for the medical treatments they were supposed to and for my employer to follow my work restrictions as was required by law.
While Mr. Ackerman was handling the insurance company, I was able to find another job that would follow all of my work restrictions. It did however pay less. The insurance company attempted to deny paying me the wage difference because I had "willing" left my last job, but Mr. Ackerman was able to get them to do so! He also continued to fight them each and every time they denied a medical treatment or appointment with my doctor. During the little over a year that we worked together he never pressured me to settle or sue. He was always within easy reach via email or phone. It then became the right time for me to seek a settlement and Mr. Ackerman was able to get them to almost TWICE their initial offer. I have already thanked him multiple times, but I wanted to take the time to write this review and thank him yet again. Because of him I can finally move on with my life that I feel was put on pause for the last 5 years. If you need an attorney that will actually do what is best for you, then I cannot recommend Mr. Ackerman enough!