Finding someone to represent you in a workplace injury suit is quite a tedious task. You cannot just settle for "someone" or just have anyone represent you; it is essential that you get a knowledgeable workplace injury lawyer who will ensure that you win the suit and get compensated properly and promptly. There are a few tips you can use when choosing a workplace injury lawyer.
The first tip is to research which law firm an attorney is partnered with. A lawyer from a reputable law firm is the best person to work with especially, if the firm specializes in workplace injury.
The second tip is experience, expertise and knowledge base. You have very high chances of winning your case if you are working with a workplace injury lawyer who has had experience in handling personal injury cases. A lawyer fresh out of graduate school may be competent, but may lack the confidence and know-how coupled only with minimum experience. It is wise that you find out how the attorney has performed in past cases. If possible, you should only settle on a lawyer with a clean and successful track record.
The educational background of a workplace injury lawyer is also an area that you need to consider. Always choose a lawyer who has a degree in law from a recognized university. It is also wise to look at any other post graduate qualifications the lawyer has attained over the years. This gives you a gauge on the professional competencies of the injury lawyer you are about to work with on your case.
Apart from education, you can also look at some of the positions the attorney has held in the past. Someone who has been chosen as a member of different committees is someone you can trust. The various positions the attorney has held in the past will show you whether he is someone responsible and trustworthy. This also shows that others have had confidence in him.
One thing you should never overlook is the past cases a lawyer has handled. It is just not enough that you choose a lawyer who has won past cases. It is essential that you check and confirm that the cases won were those that are similar to yours. The verdicts on such cases are a pointer as to whether you can trust the workers' compensation lawyer to handle your case. You can also check to see if the lawyer was able to get the victims substantial amounts of money in compensation.
Finally, in order to get to know whether you are making the right decision or not, you should request a consultation with the injury lawyer. When you are talking to them, you can find out how much the representation will cost you. It is also essential that you find out how much you need to pay upfront. Once you have checked everything and you are comfortable with the costs, you can go ahead and hire the lawyer. This is why you need one of the reputable attorneys from Morici, Figlioli & Associates.
The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, product defect accidents (product liability) and holiday accidents. The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases.
To learn more about how Morici, Figlioli & Associates can help you, your family, or your friend regarding a personal injury or workers' compensation case, please call our office at (312) 372-9600, or click here to request a completely free consultation.