Posted by: David Vtipil on Mar 1, 2019

Why General Practitioners Shouldn’t Dabble in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Years of diligently studying law can certainly leave you feeling as though you’re ready to take on any case presented to you. While you may be able to handle it, it’s likely in your best interest to focus on one specific avenue of law. Workers’ compensation cases can be complex. It may not be the best idea for you or your practice to hone in on these cases as a general practitioner of law. Why is it important to be board certified in workers’ compensation if you plan to focus primarily on these cases?


You’ll Gain More Experience

Gaining experience in your area of expertise is invaluable. Becoming board certified requires passing rigorous written exams, meeting specific task requirements and completing at least 45 hours of continuing education. It also requires you to have practiced workers’ compensation for at least a fourth of your time in practice. Your experience shows knowledge of and dedication to your specialty.


You’ll Be More Confident in Your Skills

The more experience you have in a specific area of law, the more confident you’ll be in your skills. This confidence can translate to a larger client base and lead to more client referrals. To be identified and viewed as a leader in your specialty can make you the first choice for anyone in need of a workers’ compensation lawyer.


You’ll Grow Your Clientele

Becoming board certified in workers’ compensation demonstrates a huge level of commitment to your specialty. Honing in on a specific niche in your practice will ultimately create a larger clientele. Formal recognition of knowledge and expertise in workers’ compensation will drive more clients to your practice, thus creating more referrals for you as well.


You’ll Have a Higher Success Rate

To be board certified in workers’ compensation not only gives you formal recognition for your knowledge, expertise and authority in your specialty, but it also provides a great deal of experience. Through years of experience you’ll learn the ins and outs of the complexity of workers’ compensation cases and will ultimately have a higher success rate. Your practice will thrive, you’ll receive more business and you’ll be seen as a leader in your field.

To be board certified in workers’ compensation demonstrates to your clients that you care about them and the outcome of their case. It helps show and reassure your clients that you have the knowledge and experience needed in order to win their case. The more confident you are in your ability to win the case, the more confident your client will be in your ability to successfully fight for their rights.


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