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Injured on the job? What’s next?
Let’s face it, accidents happen. Unfortunately, accidents can sometimes happen in the workplace. If you’ve been hurt on the job, odds are once things settle down you’re going to start thinking about appropriate compensation. Employers carry insurance policies that protect them from such claims, but that doesn’t mean the insurers are going to gleefully open their purse and give you what you’re owed.
This is where a job or workplace injury attorney comes into play.
Here’s a quick overview before you start making calls:
- Look for an attorney you can meet in person and who knows your region
- Ask if they’re licensed to practice in your state
- A job injury attorney in Las Vegas will almost certainly know the lay of the land better than one who’s based out of Chicago or New York.
Read Up on Materials
Lawyers have a reputation for being slick talkers and smooth in their dealings, which is exactly what you want them to be when they’re working for you, but it also means you can get sold and commit to an arrangement that isn’t in your best interest. Lawyers are in the business of law, after all, and personal injury lawsuits are highly lucrative. Do your work and find a lawyer that will work for you on your terms, not theirs.
Research your Job Injury Attorney
Don’t settle on the first job injury attorney you come across online: make a list of at least five in your area and look for online reviews of each before you speak to them. Order your list based on the reviews, and call in reverse order, bottom to top.
Don’t sign any paperwork until you’re sure you have the right lawyer: someone whom you’ve met face to face (or by phone, repeatedly) and who returns your calls. If they don’t have time for you before you’re their client, why would they have time for you suddenly once you’ve signed.