If you are hurt in a work-related injury, it is important that you secure the services of an experienced attorney that you can trust to get the full and fair value of your case. You need a lawyer that will answer all of your questions, communicate regularly about the status of your case, and always put your needs first while handling your claim. At Henness & Haight, our knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys pride themselves on top-quality representation for clients hurt on the job and have tips on how you can find the right work-related injury lawyer for your case. Call the office or contact us today for a free consultation of your claims now.
Read Reviews and Get Referrals
The first step in finding a quality attorney for your work-related injury case is to read reviews of lawyers online in addition to seeking out referrals from friends, family, and co-workers. If you receive a referral from someone you know, look up reviews of their workers’ compensation cases to double-check the quality of their representation. Create a list of potential attorneys for your case.
Check the Lawyer’s Website
Once you have a list, check each lawyer’s website and read up on their workers’ compensation practice. Does this sound like the type of representation you want in your case? Does this sound like an attorney you will want to work with for the duration of your claims? If so, keep them on the list of potential lawyers for your claim.
Check the Lawyer’s Disciplinary Record
After narrowing the list, check the lawyer’s disciplinary record online. In Nevada, you can look up the record of any practicing attorney on the State Bar of Nevada website. This will tell you if anyone has filed complaints against the attorney or if the lawyer was disciplined for any reason by the State Bar Association. If so, you may want to consider removing that attorney from the list.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Now that you have the finalists of your attorney search, call or contact online each attorney to schedule a free consultation of your case. Workers’ compensation cases are almost always done on contingency, and almost every attorney with experience in this area will offer a free evaluation of your case. If the initial consultation is not free, you should seriously reconsider whether moving forward with that attorney.
Prepare Questions for the Consultation
Finally, prepare questions to ask during the initial consultation in order to figure out what lawyer is right for your work-related injury case. Some of the most helpful questions include, but are not limited to, the following inquiries:
- How many work-related injury cases have you handled?
- What were the results of those cases?
- How many years of experience do you have to represent work-related injury claims?
- Will you be handling my case or will it be handed off to another attorney at the firm?
- What percentage of cases have you taken to trial and what percentage settle?
- What are your fees and contingency rates for this type of case?
Once you have spoken to every attorney on your list, you should be able to feel confident in your selection of a lawyer to represent your work-related injury case.
Talk To Our Office Today
To learn more about our office’s experience in work-related injury cases throughout the Las Vegas area, call or contact Henness & Haight to schedule a free consultation of your case today.