After an accident, the injured person might have an opportunity to claim monetary compensation from the company or person responsible for the accident. The compensation that the victim receives would help him cover up for the expenses that he would have to deal like loss of pay at work, medical expenses and other personal expenses. Getting compensation can be quite hard unless you hire a lawyer. It can be overwhelming to hire a workers compensation lawyer, so here are some helpful tips.
1. Firm Experience and Credentials
Experience and credentials are one of the most important points on the point checklist for hiring a work injury lawyer. A lawyer who has enough experience in handling cases would know to handle the cases better than an inexperienced lawyer. With an experienced lawyer, you also have a higher chance of winning a fair settlement. Besides experience, the lawyer must also have good credentials. A good reputation, a local license, and a good record would only make you feel more confident about the lawyer.
Our lawyers have over 35 years of experience working on personal injury and workers’ compensation claims in Massachusetts. We have recovered more than a million dollars for our clients over the years and are proud of the results we get our clients, whether the injury is big or small.
2. Attorney Fee for Workers’ Comp Cases
A fee is another important aspect. Many people might even hesitate to hire lawyers and settle for a smaller amount because of the fee they may charge. However, you would be surprised to know that many work injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, this means the lawyers only get paid if they win you money through a settlement or verdict at trial. The fee would be a charge on the compensation that you would receive. If the lawyer does not win you money, then you would not have to pay them. It is highly recommended that you hire a lawyer who works on a contingency fee basis for any type of personal injury, and most lawyers would not charge a per hour rate for this type of case.
Powers & Caccavale takes workers’ compensation and personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We also front the expenses to litigate the case. This means you will not have to come out of pocket to hire us and we only get paid if we get you money in a settlement, judgment, or otherwise.
3. Resources for Workers’ Compensation Cases
A lawyer who does not have sufficient resources to manage the lawsuit might not be the best option. You should look for a law firm that has the right technology, staff, paralegals, and funding to handle your case. Many personal injury and workers compensation lawyers pay for all the expenses upfront, so you don’t have to come out of pocket. The lawyer should also have a good team of investigators, doctors, and other professionals to help win your case.
The lawyers at Powers & Caccavale are proud of the resources they have developed, whether it’s cutting edge technology or great staff members.
Contact Our Boston Workers Compensation Lawyers
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