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If you’ve suffered an injury at work and it wasn’t your fault, you need to seek legal advice. Searching for a personal injury lawyer can be difficult. Especially when you’ve never been in this situation before. There are hundred of injury lawyers out there, so how do you choose one? You’ll need to look out for a number of things when hiring a personal injury lawyer.
You must make sure that your injury lawyer has the correct certification to practice law. Personal Injury Lawyers need to pass numerous exams and be certified by the bar, in order to practice. Most injury lawyers already show off their certification in their office or on their website. You should ask to see physical evidence of it before you hire them, just to be safe. If they don’t show you or it or make up an excuse, they’re probably unlicensed. Being unlicensed means that; a) they haven’t passed the exams and b) they’re breaking the law. Hiring an unlicensed injury lawyer can get end up getting you in trouble too.
You need to know what kind of experience your injury lawyer has before you look to hire them. Take into account how long they been practicing and how many cases they’ve won. The best way to find out this info is on their website. Sites like www.work4youlaw.com display their experience and awards on the homepage for you. If a law firm has a bad case success rate, then chances are they are bad. Also, if they don’t even have a website then cross them off your list immediately. You could find yourself in a situation where a firm has a 100% success rate but has only tackled ten cases. This is a tricky situation because they’re evidently good, but they don’t have lots of experience. They could easily lose their next ten cases, or win them. In a situation like this it’s best to go for a successful, experienced firm. They may have a lower percentage, but they’d have tackled far more cases.
Look for an injury lawyer that has a ‘no win no fee’ policy, or similar. What this means is that they won’t charge you a fee unless they win the case for you. This is important for two reasons. One; you don’t want to spend money and then not win the case. You’ve basically spent money for nothing. Two; if they offer this policy, it shows they’re confident in their ability. They don’t get paid unless they win. I’d stay clear of any personal injury lawyer that doesn’t operate on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.
It’s never nice getting injured at work. It can also be very hard having to pursue legal charges against the company you work for. You’re battling against a company you may love and been at for many years. They best way to prevent things like this happening is ensuring the company has the correct health and safety measures in place.