At some point in life, you’ve probably suffered from buyer’s remorse. Whether it was hiring that cleaning company without reading the reviews or taking your car to that discount oil change center, sometimes we wish we could just have a redo. When it comes to a workers’ compensation claim, you’re in luck, because if you don’t like your lawyer, you can find new representation. But how do you go about switching lawyers in the middle of your claim? We explain in today’s blog.
Changing Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you’ve decided that you’re going to move forward with different representation, it is in your best interest to have a new lawyer lined up prior to calling it quits with your first lawyer. Since workers’ compensation cases often have tight deadlines, you can end up hurting your chances at winning your claim if you go without representation at any point once the process has begun. So before you call it quits, hunt down a new lawyer.
The key to finding a better lawyer begins by identifying what went wrong with your first one. Were they tough to get a hold of? Did they miss deadlines? Did you feel like you weren’t a priority? Did they seem disorganized? The lawyer is clearly at fault for some of these issues, but other times the client is also partially to blame because they had unrealistic expectations. You can help prevent future issues by identifying what caused problems with the first lawyer, and voicing these concerns to your new attorney.
What To Look For In A New Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Even if you’ve identified the issues with your first lawyer, there are still some things you should look for in your next attorney. Factors to consider include:
Experience – Does the lawyer have a lot of experience handling workers’ compensation cases or similar types of injures?
Professional – Does the lawyer seem professional in how they talk and act when discussing your case? If you think they seem unprofessional, there’s a good chance the workers’ compensation judge will feel the same way.
Listens – A good workers’ compensation lawyer will listen to all your concerns and the details of your case instead of just trying to convince you why they are the best fit for your case.
Honest – A lawyer shouldn’t be guaranteeing anything about your case during the initial meeting, but if they are confident and realistic about your case, that’s a good sign.
Timely – If you’re trying to hire a new lawyer and it’s like pulling teeth to get a meeting with them, or they are late to the consultation, consider looking elsewhere for representation.
Addresses Concerns – Talk to the new lawyer about the concerns you had with the last lawyer. Have them explain why they won’t be a problem with them. If you like their answers, they may be a good fit.
So if you are contemplating getting a new workers’ compensation lawyer for your case, consider talking to Dean Margolis. He’s willing to listen to your concerns and ensure the rest of your claim goes smoothly. If you want to meet with him and see if he’d be a good fit, contact his office today.
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