Workers’ compensation attorneys help you gain peace of mind and security while you pursue your case. Claims Journal says workers are much more likely to hire lawyers when they feel threatened or at risk of being fired. If you think your job security is on the line, then hiring a lawyer can help in a big way. Here’s how to find one:
Start with References
A great way to get your search started is to reach out to your own network. Your friends and family are a great kind of intel. Put those connections to good use by asking around about workers’ compensation lawyers that they’ve worked with in the past.
Check Out Credentials
Once you have a list of prospective lawyers, it’s time to narrow down your list. Compare credentials and see which one fits the bill the most. Who has the specialization, court experience, and training necessary to help you? Then, contact those lawyers to find out more about them.
Conduct a Background Check
This can help you get a solid feel on what kind of lawyers the names on your list are. It should also help you find out if there are reasons why one particular lawyer seems to be busier than most—best of the lot—or why one tends to drive clients away.
Meet and Greet
A phone or face-to-face consultation can help you figure out if you’re picking the right lawyer or not. This is also your chance to see if you’re comfortable with your lawyer or if you want to look for someone else.
Consider the Cost
Workers’ compensation lawyers typically don’t get paid until you do. They also offer free initial consultations. If a company comes to you asking for payment right away, that’s a big red warning sign telling you to stay away and move on to the next name on your list.