If you’ve ever been injured in a motor vehicle accident or a workplace injury accident, the first thing you will need to do is find yourself a good compensation lawyer (also referred to as negligence lawyers or personal injury lawyers) to help improve your chances of winning your legal case.
You want a lawyer who practices in personal injury cases as you will have a better chance of winning your case than going with one who does not. A Personal Injury Lawyer will have a breadth of experience in handling many different types of legal cases such as negligence, workplace injury, and motor vehicle accidents. If you are unsure of how capable and experienced the lawyer is, don’t be afraid to ask. Most lawyers will be able to explain what kind of cases they have represented and how long they have been practicing in the personal injury space. If you’re still unsure about their credibility, you should ask them where they completed their qualifications, what their success rate is in their cases and even do a basic online search for their website.
No win-no fee
Your lawyer should be able to work on a no win-no fee basis so that it doesn’t cost you anything to make a claim. This arrangement has its advantages because securing the help of a lawyer can be extremely costly if they expect you to pay upfront for their services. When you review the contract, it is always good to have an understanding of what you will be charged should they win the case. In most cases, they take a percentage fee of the compensation amount awarded. Another benefit of this arrangement is that if the lawyer does not win and you are not awarded compensation, you will not be charged a cent for the work they have done on your behalf.
A compensation lawyer should be able to provide you with a free initial consultation in which to discuss the particulars of your case. In this consultation, you should be able to gauge how professional they are, how committed and severe they are about their work and confirm their communication style. If at the end of the consultation, you felt that they were rude, indifferent, and unprofessional or could not explain to you basic legal terms and concepts in language you could understand, you should move on and find who can at least meet these basic criteria. They should also explain to you their fee structure and whether they will arrange and cover the costs of medical assessments on your behalf.