Want to protect yourself and your employees?
Workplace injury and illness can happen at any time. Arm yourself with retroactive protection and pursue compensation. If this is your first time seeking legal aid, you may be unfamiliar with workers’ comp attorneys.
Workers need all the help they can get. Here are five factors you should consider when choosing workers’ comp attorneys.
Scour online and offline testimonials before committing to an attorney. Check out any referrals if you’ve had friends or family go through a similar situation.
It’s good to note that some sites can control what reviews they display. This may skew your perception when reading online reviews. Dig up unbiased anecdotes from Google or Facebook that showcase their service reviews.
When looking for legal help, determine if your attorney has a good track record. Are they affiliated with a respectable workers’ comp law firm? What is their win rate relative to the cases they’ve tackled?
Don’t be afraid to ask these questions when shopping for an attorney. You wouldn’t want to put your business in the hands of a sloppy attorney.
When comparing attorney fees, more experienced attorneys tend to be more expensive. Be wise when choosing; you’re paying for their legal battle experience.
3. Payment Model
While money is a crucial factor, don’t let this override your decision to hire a top-notch attorney. Be flexible and establish their payment model to see how you can pay for the expenses.
Attorneys can charge you an hourly rate or charge based on contingency. In the latter, they will take a discussed percentage of your claim if you win the case. If you lose the case, you won’t pay your attorney a dime.
4. Area of Expertise
Take a look at cases they’ve handled before. In line with experience, the number of successful cases matters as much as the nature of said cases.
Mental injury may be different from physical injury. It’s better to find an attorney who has dealt with cases with parallelisms to yours. This will also give you an idea of your attorney’s legal strategy.
Your options for attorneys are broad. Narrow it down to get the most promising legal outcome. A solid background in similar cases bolsters your confidence in an attorney.
5. Legal Strategies
Your attorney should be able to give you a general idea of how your case will pan out. Even if they lack similar cases in their history, they should create a battle plan on how they will tackle your situation.
It helps when your attorney is well-versed in medical terms. They don’t have to have a medical degree, but they should be able to interpret and understand medical findings.
Trust Your Gut When Choosing Workers’ Comp Attorneys
Find a promising attorney so you aren’t cheated out of compensation. Evaluate testimonies from previous clients and do a thorough background check. Examine their previous cases, how they played them, and the parallelisms to your own.
The law is on your side. It’s only a matter of playing your cards right. Use these tips when choosing workers’ comp attorneys to get the best legal aid.
Check out our other blog posts to learn more about legal proceedings and workers’ rights.
Andrea Parker is a reporter for Zobuz. She previously worked at Huffington Post and Vanity Fair. Andrea is based in NYC and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe coffee addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.