Networking to Boost Your Workers’ Comp Caseload

Submitted by Deanna on Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:01

Law firms of all sizes are always looking for new ways to increase their caseloads and sign more clients. While workers’ compensation claims are not as common as personal injury claims, tens of thousands of employees seek legal assistance every year. While digital and traditional marketing efforts can bring in many clients, you might be able to sign more workers’ compensations for free through networking. Here are some ways connections can get you the workers’ comp cases you want.

Speaking With Attorneys and Doctors in Your Network

Other legal professionals are an invaluable resource when growing your own practice. If you get to know other local attorneys, you may be able to refer cases to one another that are not viable for your own firm.

For example, a personal injury attorney might be contacted by a claimant who wants to file a PI claim, but actually has a workers’ comp case. If you “cozy up” to other attorneys in similar areas of law, you could receive any unwanted workers’ compensation claims they receive, and send along claimants you can’t pursue in return.

You'll also have the potential to work with the same doctors, chiropractors, or surgeons to win workers' compensation claims. If you keep these connections handy, you may be able to receive referral leads from medical professionals who know you'll have a great claim.

Keeping in Contact With Successful Claimants

Word-of-mouth marketing is the most inexpensive way to receive workers’ compensation leads. If you win your claimant’s case, don’t throw out his email address! You can send out monthly (or weekly) newsletters to your old contacts to keep them up-to-date on what your firm’s up to, any big cases you’ve won, and more. If you’re in the back of your past claimants minds, they will be more likely to recommend your services when a family member, friend, or colleague needs help with a workers’ compensation claim.

Stay Active on Social Media

More and more consumers are turning to the web to find legal help. Social media can be a great way to connect with potential claimants. If your firm doesn’t have a Facebook or Twitter page, you should create one. You can not only promote your services, but share any recent blog posts or new content that workers’ compensation claimants would find helpful. The more beneficial your content is for consumers, the more likely a consumer will be to use your service over a competitor.

You can also use hashtags to your advantage. #workerscomp is a popular term on Twitter for workers’ compensation law firms. Potential consumers also use #workerscomp to discuss their injuries, giving you an easy group of potential leads to contact! Sometimes, it may be beneficial to reach out to claimants instead of waiting for them to find you. Hashtags on social media can help you find potential claimants needing your help.

Increase Your Workers' Compensation Caseload Today

While networking will bring you new cases, it is challenging to rely on simply referrals and word-of-mouth marketing alone to get new workers’ compensation cases.

An easy way to increase your caseload quickly is by taking workers’ compensation leads. We can do the work for you and send you contact information for workers’ comp claimants as soon as they’d like to speak with an attorney. To learn more about our services and pricing, give us a call today at 617.800.0089.