REFERRING A FILE TO MWL HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER. You can access our online file referral feature by clicking on the “Refer A File” button on our homepage. From there, you will be able to refer a file to MWL in two easy steps directly through our website.
Step One: In this step, you provide your contact information as we will need this information to contact you once your file has been evaluated. You will also select a file “type” (e.g., Workers’ Comp Subrogation, Property Subrogation, Health Insurance Subrogation, etc.) from the drop down menu. The type of file you select determines the File Information requested in Step 2.
Step Two: Here is where you answer a few questions about the file you are referring. This step is more than merely “convenient”. It asks the relevant questions and allows us to hit the ground running once we receive your file. The last part of this step allows you to attach your file, no matter the size, and submit it to MWL for evaluation. Just click the Browse button to select the documents from your system that you want to submit. Submitting documents in this step is optional. If you prefer, you can submit the File Referral Form and then send the file under separate cover in whatever manner you choose. Rest assured that MWL has taken all precautions to ensure that all data and file contents transferred to MWL through this feature is secure and encrypted so that it cannot be read or seen by anyone else.
Once you submit your file using this feature, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that will contain the information you entered into the File Referral Form and a list of the attachments, which can be saved to your computer to be memorialized in your activity log as part of your claim file.
Please Note: Sending a file through our website’s online feature, e-mail, fax, regular mail, or by other means, doesn’t guarantee our retention, as that determination will be made after MWL’s evaluation of the file. Following said evaluation, clients will receive written notification or a phone call from a MWL attorney regarding whether or not MWL will be handling your file. Referral of a file and/or your receipt of our initial receipt acknowledgement e-mail does not, in and of itself, mean that MWL can or will accept the file for handling or that an attorney/client relationship has been established. There may be conflicts which prevent us from accepting a matter or impending deadlines which make it impractical to take legal action in the time remaining. If there are any statutes of limitations, statutes of repose, notice deadlines, filing timelines, etc., which may be applicable to the matter you are referring which are less than thirty (30) days, you must separately bring those to our attention and we must agree to accept the matter notwithstanding such impending filing or notice deadlines, before we can be responsible for protecting your rights. If it is determined by both us, as your attorney, and you, as our client, that this file can and should be pursued, and that a particular fee agreement will be employed, the attorney will confirm and you must acknowledge MWL’s retention and the fee arrangement in writing so there is no confusion as to MWL’s retention or handling of a particular legal matter. Until that takes place, MWL has not entered into an attorney/client relationship with regard to the legal matter sent to us for review and MWL cannot be responsible for any deadlines or the expiration of any critical timelines.
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