Job accidents do happen. Cases of chopped fingers, broken legs, and hands from the workplace are familiar. So, what next after you have your spinal cord injury in your line of duty? According to the employee’s act, your employer should take responsibility for all the hospital bills as they pay your normal salary. You should get back to your position immediately you feel better. But what happens? The employer neglects you and replaces you like you never existed. Many employees are not aware of their rights, and the boss takes advantage of that to lay them off in case of an accident.
If your employer refuses to compensate you and take you back for employment, you should sue them. The law entitles you to that right. If you try talking to them in vain, the case can best be handled before a judge. If it gets to this point, I normally advise employees to get a lawyer. A compensation lawyer will represent you in court, and if the circumstances under which the accident happened are proved to be in the line of duty, you will be compensated for any damage caused. This article will guide you on how to choose the best compensation lawyer. Read on.
It is recommended that you choose a lawyer who is specialized in this field. As we know, there are different categories of lawyers and for you to get the best services you should hire one who deals with cases similar to yours. It will not make sense choosing a lawyer who has not been dealing with cases similar to yours.
When it comes to choosing a lawyer, the more experienced, the better. If a lawyer has been in the field for more than three years, possibilities are that they have dealt with at least one case similar to yours. Even if they have not handled a case similar to yours, they know how to handle such cases. Do not shy away from asking their years of experience. Remember you are paying for the service hence you deserve the best.
How much are they charging to represent your case in court? Price is a major factor of consideration in the purchase of goods and services. Many times, lawyers ask for a percent of the amount you will get compensated as their pay. You should be comfortable with the percentage quoted. The lawyer should give you a breakdown of all the costs which result in the percentage asked. For any purchase of good or service, always make sure that you get value for your money.