It’s been said that the best way to stay organized and on track is to make a list. This holds especially true when you need a work injury lawyer after an on-the-job accident puts your health and financial future at risk.
It’s not a bad idea to make an “in case of work injury” checklist to keep in the file folder where all your other work-related paperwork lives. Here’s what this list should include:
What to look for in a work injury lawyer?
- A Good Work Injury Lawyer Must Listen
- They Must Have a Good Reputation
- A Good Attorney Must Be Knowledgeable
- They Must Have a Positive Attitude
A GOOD WORK INJURY LAWYER MUST LISTEN
There’s nothing worse than sitting across from the one person who could make or break your workers’ comp case and having the sinking feeling that they’re more interested in their cell phone than what you’re saying. If they’re not making eye contact, asking good questions, taking notes, and generally treating you with respect, you’re just a number to them and you should move on.
THEY MUST HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION
This may take a little research on your part, but a good lawyer’s reputation precedes them. Would you rather the judge nod in respect when you and your attorney enter the room or frown in disapproval?
In fact, if you are aware of coworkers who have successfully concluded their workers’ comp cases, keep a list of the lawyers responsible.
THEY MUST BE KNOWLEDGEABLE
There’s much more to a good attorney than the college degree hanging on the office wall. That degree only marks the beginning of a career, not what the person has made of it. They should have a thorough knowledge of applicable laws, the industry in which you work, and the medical hurdles you face.
THEY MUST HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
Self-confidence is a quality that a good lawyer wears like a second skin. It can’t be faked. Do you leave a meeting or end a phone call less anxious than when it started? Or more anxious? Trust your gut on this.
If you were injured in a work-place accident in the San Antonio area, an experienced attorney at The Law Offices of Pat Maloney will have your back. Call us today at (210) 226-8888 or use our online form today!