Continuing from 6 Things to Look for in a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer (Pt. 1), below we continue the discussion regarding important criteria to keep mind as you screen attorneys to represent you in your workers’ compensation case.
3. Good Standing with the State Bar Association – Experience is just one of the important credentials lawyers you are considering hiring should have. Another critical factor to look for when screening workers’ compensation lawyers who you are considering hiring is their standing with the state bar association.
The state bar association maintains detailed records of an attorney’s experience, credentials and any possible censures he has received. If you are thinking about hiring a specific lawyer and you find that he may have some censures on his record, consider this to be a red flag – especially if those censures are related to client or ethical issues. Instead, trust your case to a lawyer with a glowing record with the state bar association.
4. Good Reviews from Former Clients – While an attorney’s experience and record with the state bar association can be strong indicators of how good and/or skilled a particular lawyer is, it will typically not give you any insight as to what you can expect from your experience working with a specific legal professional. For instance, it cannot tell you whether you can expect a lawyer to call you back quickly, to reach out to you with regular updates about your case, to be available to answer your questions when you need reassurance, etc.
For this type of insight, it’s usually best to check out testimonials and reviews from former clients. In this effort, it’s important get some balanced feedback about a particular workers’ compensation lawyer you may be considering. This means that, while you should review testimonials posted on the attorney’s website, it’s also a good idea to extend your research to third-party sites to see any potential criticism people may have had about a lawyer (as the reviews on a lawyer’s website are all likely to be positive).
Stay posted for the third and final part of this blog for some additional factors that are important to keep in mind when you are in the process of looking for the best workers’ compensation lawyer to represent you and your rights.
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If you have sustained a workplace injury and are considering (or in the process of) filing a workers’ compensation claim, you cannot rely upon your employer or insurance companies to look out for your best interests. In fact, both your employer and insurance companies will be more focused on their own bottom lines instead of your current and future wellbeing. This can make the system adversarial for injured workers and potentially even put them in situations in which their legitimate workers’ compensation claims are undercut or even flat-out denied.
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