If you were hurt at work, chances are, you need a workplace injury lawyer. Depending on your physical health, ability to return to work, medical bills due dates, and other financial circumstances after an injury, you may need help from a work injury lawyer to pursue a claim on your behalf.
With so many law firms to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which attorney to hire. How do you know if the lawyer you hire will put your case first? How do you know if they will return your calls? And most importantly, how do you know which work injury lawyer has the best chance to win?
Nothing in this world is ever certain, but there are five basic things you should consider when looking for a work injury lawyer. Before you decide to hire an attorney consider the following five factors. Great work injury lawyers will come highly recommended by friends and family, are comfortable and familiar with work injury cases, are easy to reach, are trustworthy, and most importantly, get results for their clients.
1. Highly Recommended Work Injury Lawyer by Friends and Family
The best and first thing you should do before hiring an attorney is speak with your friends and family, especially those who have sustained work injuries themselves.
Friends and family that have either been through the legal process themselves, or know someone who has, can provide you with invaluable information about the best — and worst — work injury lawyers before you hire one yourself.
Sometimes, none of your friends or family will have personal experience hiring or working with a work injury lawyer. If this is the case for you, do not fret. In addition to recommendations from people you know personally, you can also look at online reviews to see who comes highly recommended and who leaves clients unhappy. Popular lawyer review sites include AVVO, Martindale Peer Reviews, and Super Lawyers.
The work injury attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co. L.P.A., for example, come highly recommended by past clients.
One satisfied client said, “Your service was excellent. My questions were answered and explained. You were all very courteous and never hurried. I am so grateful and will recommend you to anyone I know who needs a great attorney.”
2. Familiar and Comfortable with Work Injury Claims
Think about it. Do you really want to hire an attorney who has little to no experience with work injury claims? No matter how smart or friendly the lawyer may be, if your case is the first time that an attorney will be representing a client in front of the Industrial Commission or looking at work injury laws, your results can suffer.
Even if you win your case, inexperienced lawyers will likely take longer because they must first learn the law before starting any real work on your case.
A work injury lawyer with years of experience, on the other hand, can quickly jump into real work on your case and already knows the best ways to win and recover the maximum amount of damages for your case.
The work injury lawyers at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co. L.P.A. have dozens of years’ experience representing clients in work injury lawsuits and are knowledgeable about workers’ compensation and third-party lawsuits.
3. Easy to Reach and Always Returns Calls
Attorneys are notoriously busy people and lawsuits can take a long time. You need to know that your work injury lawyer will be available to take your calls or emails. A great attorney will take the time to update you on the status of your case and will make answering your questions a priority.
The lawyers at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co. L.P.A. are available by phone, fax, and email. You can find contact information for each lawyer here. Furthermore, on this page, you can learn more about all of our attorneys, including why they decided to become an attorney in the first place, what areas of practice they work in, and facts about where they went to school and what groups they are members of.
All great lawyers, no matter the practice area, are trustworthy. This is one of the most important qualities of any great lawyer, but it is also one of the most difficult qualities to determine.
Sometimes you know an attorney is trustworthy because your friends or family have first-hand, personal experience with the lawyer. Other times you can tell an attorney is trustworthy by the glowing reviews left by other clients.
All attorneys have a duty to keep the things that you tell them regarding your lawsuit secret under attorney-client privilege. Lawyers also have strict rules regarding fees and may never overcharge you for their services or keep more of your money than they have earned. The bar where a lawyer practices will keep track of all such infractions.
Before hiring a work injury attorney you should ask around to see if they are trustworthy. It is also a good idea to look up the law firm and individual attorneys on the State Bar Association’s website to see if they have violated any attorney ethics rules or regulations in the past.
5. Gets Results
Perhaps the most important factor of all, a great work injury lawyer gets results for their clients. Nothing recommends a lawyer more than a winning record. Although each case is different, a strong win history indicates that the lawyer has the skill and drive necessary to get the best possible results for your case.
The work injury attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co. L.P.A. have won millions of dollars for their clients through both lawsuits and settlements.
These attorneys are not afraid to go to court and will work tirelessly until you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
If you are still not convinced that Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co. L.P.A. is right for your work injury case, contact us today for more information: 419-843-6663.