Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Wrapped up in Red Tape: Why Do So Few Lawyers Handle Federal Workers’ Compensation Cases?

June 2017 Bar Bulletin

By Michael P. McCready

A new client calls your office. He explains how he was injured on the job. You figure, “great, a new workers’ compensation case!” After listening further, the client tells you he works for the U.S. Postal Service — a federal employee. You immediately stop the conversation and tell the client you don’t handle federal workers’ compensation cases, and what’s more, you don’t know anyone who does. The client hangs up and is left on his own.

But why is it that so few lawyers handle federal workers’ compensation cases? There are 2.1...

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