What questions should I ask a workers' compensation attorney? The first question you should be asking a workers' compensation attorney is how they are going to provide a benefit to your case, and the value that they're going to add to that case. Oftentimes, our potential clients come in with legal issues already presented in their case and we go through how to resolve them and what their legal rights and the employer's responsibilities are. Other times, our clients may come in and their case has been denied. So there it's very clear that they're going to need an attorney to assist them in trying to obtain workers' compensation benefits in a formal hearing process in front of the Industrial Commission.