If you have sustained a work injury, you might need a work injury lawyer. But how can you tell if you should work with a personal injury attorney? Ask them these three questions:
What questions should I ask before hiring a work injury lawyer?
- What is your specialty?
- Have you worked on a case like mine before?
- Can you tell me how the defendant thinks?
Question 1: What is your specialty?
You want to work with an attorney you trust, but equally important—you want a lawyer who specializes in work injury law. You don’t want to settle for your cousin’s friend who is a family law attorney but remembers a bit about work injuries from law school. While all lawyers have a basic understanding of most legal areas, you want to retain a personal injury lawyer specifically. This will ensure they are up-to-date on recent court outcomes, have relationships with other legal and court professionals in this field, and have experience with rare and common work injury scenarios.
Question 2: Have you worked on a case like mine before?
A work injury lawyer should have taken on a case like yours before. Someone who specializes in personal injury might focus on long term disability claims and not on dog bites or workplace falls. If you sustained a head injury, ask if the attorney in question has handled head injury cases before.
Question 3: Can you tell me how the defendant thinks?
This is important. A good attorney will understand how a business thinks when facing a workplace injury suit. They will know what to provide to the defendant in order for them to be willing to negotiate. They also know how to communicate with all sides in a work injury case and how to create an environment where everyone respects the law and fights for what is right for you, as the client.
If you or someone you know is in need of a work injury lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Pat Maloney.
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