Choosing The Right Law Firm
If you have recently been injured in a workplace accident and have made the smart decision to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer to help you through this difficult time, you may be wondering what law firm you should choose. How will you know what lawyer will best be able to handle your unique case and get you the compensation you deserve?
When on the search for a workers’ compensation lawyer, there are several steps you should take to make sure that you find the attorney who will best suit your needs. During our decades of practice, the lawyers at Meshbesher Law Firm have learned what qualities and skills benefit a claim.
To help with your decision-making process, we compiled tips for choosing the right workers’ compensation law firm for your case.
Ask For Referrals
One of the best places you can start when searching for a workers’ compensation lawyer is to ask for advice and referrals from family, friends and co-workers. See if anyone you know and trust has experience working with a reputable firm. This way you can start your search with lawyers who have proven beneficial to people you know.
Beyond personal referrals, you can also do a basic internet search to find names of workers’ compensation lawyers in your area. Whether they come from referrals or an internet search, it is important to make a list of at least a few lawyers so that you have options to choose from as you continue the selection process.
Do Your Research
Once you have compiled your list of potential workers’ compensation lawyers, you will want to do a little digging and research each lawyer. The internet can be an extremely valuable resource here, as simply searching the lawyer or law firm’s name will likely turn up reviews and firsthand accounts of what it is like to work with the lawyers on your list. This can help you to narrow down your options.
You will also want to consider what kind of experience each lawyer or firm has.
- Do they specialize in settling workers’ compensation claims?
- How many years of experience do they have?
- How many cases have they successfully completed?
These are valuable questions to have answered as you continue to narrow your options. You should easily be able to find answers by looking at a firm’s website or by making phone calls.
Once you have narrowed your list down to a few prospective law firms, you will want to make appointments with each firm to get a feel for your options. Do not go into these meetings assuming you will choose that firm and do not feel pressured to make a decision on the spot. Most firms will offer free consultations and will understand if you need time to make your decision after your consultation.
Treat each consultation as if it were an interview. Ask deep questions about each firm’s experience, how successful they have been in the past, how accessible they are should you have questions, how much they charge, and how they believe they could benefit you compared to other firms.
Choose An Attorney You Can Trust
This intensive selection process should help you to choose a workers’ compensation lawyer who you can trust and who you feel confident will be able to get you the compensation you deserve. Ultimately, the consultations should help you to make this decision.
Go with your gut, and choose the firm who inspired the most confidence in you, who treated you in a respectful and professional manner, and who you believe will best be able to represent you in your claim.
Quite possibly, the best choice for you will be apparent after you complete the consultations. However, feel free to contact us via email or call 612-349-5215 for more advice on choosing the right lawyer. We offer free consultations and serve clients throughout Minnesota.