Michael is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a national group which limits its membership to lawyers who have obtained over a million dollar verdict or settlement in just a single case. Mr. Thompson was co-counsel in a 3rd party lawsuit arising out of a work injury in which the amount recovered exceeded 2.5 million dollars.
For over 30 years, Michael has fought for the rights of the injured and disabled throughout Eastern Washington. Michael represents injured workers in the State of Washington who face many obstacles in returning to work after a serious injury. He also represents individuals who are seeking or have been denied Social Security disability benefits.
Michael is consistently awarded an “AV Preeminent” rating by his peers, which is the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability in the Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Attorneys, which rates the ability of lawyers throughout the United States. In addition to being a memeber of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Mr. Thompson has been consistently rated as a top lawyer by the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Living magazine.
There are confusing rules, regulations, laws, unforgiving deadlines and a host of obstacles that can be very difficult to overcome without an experienced lawyer. When you are faced with fighting the system, you often need the help of a top rated lawyer with decades of experience who has successfully fought the system. For over 30 years, Mr. Thompson has represented injured workers in the state of Washington and individuals denied Social Security disability benefits.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Dealing with the Department of Labor and Industries is complicated and requires an extensive knowledge of the workers’ compensation laws in the State of Washington. The Department of Labor and Industries may even deny or reject the opinion of your own treating doctor in favor of a doctor they have had you evaluated by just once. Mr. Thompson’s workers’ compensation practice focuses on injured workers seriously injured and having difficulty returning to work.
Social Security Disability Lawyer
A lawyer who has decades of experience working on denied Social Security disability claims can be of great help. When the Social Security Administration denies your initial claim, you should strongly consider hiring a lawyer for the necessary legal assistance. You may wish to seek information before filing for Social Security disability which you can receive complimentary through my office. You will also have the opportunity to file your initial Social Security disability claim, as well as all future appeals, through my office.
You will likely have to file timely appeals in addition to completing other confusing and burdensome paperwork. You will need to make a paper trail or create a record regarding your disability, and obtain medical support including from doctor’s who have treated you. You will likely go before an Administrative Law Judge to determine your eligibility for disability which can require extensive legal knowledge including cross-examination of medical and vocational witnesses who may not be favorable to your claim.
Contact Attorney Michael Thompson
Call Michael Thompson today for a free telephone conference, and if necessary, a free in person consultation. There are no attorney fees unless Mr. Thompson wins on your behalf.