Skip and his staff help me navigate through a scary process. One that I had no personal experience with.
I had gotten injured at work, then sent to the worker's comp Dr. by my employer. After my examination, the Dr. recommended an MRI. He sent me home with a work restriction that prevented me from returning to work, while I waited for workers comp to approve and schedule the MRI.
After a 2 week wait, (while not working), I was told by the workers comp claims representative that my claim had been denied. I was puzzled first, then angry, but attempted to return to work anyway to get some income coming in. My work would not allow me to return until was released by their Dr.! Their Dr. would of course not release me, because his recommendations were not followed.
I was stuck! I couldn't return to work, and wasn't hire able anywhere else , due to my current work restrictions. My health insurance would not cover it because the form at the Dr,'s office plainly stated it was a work related injury.
I was left with no alternative except to hire an attorney.
After checking a few possibilities, it became clear that whom ever I chose, would hold mine and my families fate in their hands. Fortunately for me, I found Skip. Skip evaluated my case, then thoroughly explained how the process worked. He explained the potential time frame for a resolution, what I could expect from him, and what he expected from me. I assured him that I was being truthful in my description of what had happened. He told me, that only took cases that had believable clients, and that had he not had confidence in my truthfulness, that we would not be proceeding together. I respected that then, and now.
He was very honest about even seemingly indisputable cases, still having an element of uncertainty due to the way hearings work, and the human factor of all the people involved.
Throughout my experience with him and his staff, they were ALWAYS quick to respond to emails, and to keep me up to date with ALL that was happening with my case. Skip was also available to answer questions, either by phone or email, (I live about 35 miles away in a neighboring town). They allowed me to feel as if I was a part of the team in our gathering and compiling of information related to the case. His staff and I emailed back and forth many times as we worked to accumulate all the related facts. Prior to our hearing, I was at peace with the knowledge that we had all done all that was possible to prepare.
That joint preparation strengthened my case enough that the opposition requested mediation. One of the most significant areas of Skip's expertise in my case was when the opposition offered to settle.
Skip's experience in that area helped place a value on my claim, and a limit on a least amount we should settle for before walking away, and proceeding with the hearing.
I have no doubt that because of his involvement, my case had a happier ending that it may have. Once it was over, the opposing attorney even shook our hands as if to say he believed it was the correct outcome as well.
I am very satisfied with Skip and his staff. I feel fortunate to have had them representing me. I also have left the experience with friends I didn't have before. I highly recommend his services!