Do lawyers need to be involved following a work accident?

If you have suffered in a work accident having endured work injuries or perhaps been involved in a car accident on the way to or from work, you may be entitled to injury compensation. Depending on your specific circumstances you may or may not require the services of a lawyer. Call: 1800 006 766 for free advice today.fall workplace accident

Many of the people who contact the Work Compensation helpline have suffered an injury at work that has become ‘permanent’ or ‘debilitating’. In many cases, the work injuries have occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence. Negligence is a complex area and often only a lawyer can clearly determine who was negligent in situations of accidents as many factors need to be taken into account. Negligence can sometimes be shared between parties i.e. a worker and employer may be partly to blame for an accident occurring. If you have suffered and injury it is important to get advice even if you feel the accident was your fault. A lawyer can ask all the right questions to get a clear picture of where the workplace negligence lies if at all.

There are statutory entitlements and non-statutory entitlements. Non statutory entitlements are usually available outside of standard work compensation and the services of a lawyer are recommended in such cases.

The benefits of lawyers

When an injury is permanent, you may need to recover losses. This isn’t just referring to out of pocket expenses, it may also refer to future economic losses if the work accident has affected future earning capacity. For example, if a worker is unable to return to work following a work accident they may not be able to earn the same income again. The work injuries have affected the workers future income and this is considered a future economic loss.

If you have suffered a work accident and are unsure of your rights and entitlements to compensation contact Work Compensation and obtain free information, forms and advice that may benefit you and help you understand your rights, the law and where you stand legally.

No win no fee services

A reputable lawyer would never take on your claim if it wasn’t in your best interest to do so. An injury helpline can recommend the right lawyer who will give you up front honest and practical advice. Taking a case on a no win no fee basis means you can engage the services of a lawyer and at a low risk to you. Be careful of any no win no fee services agreements and understand everything carefully before accepting their no win no fee offer. A work mpensation helpline can assist you in this regard. Call 1800 006 766 for independent advice today.

Lawyers–What If They Abuse Their Power?

Lawyers in law firms, like any place where there is authority there are unfortunately a minority (we hope) of individuals who abuse it. Ever hear of the term ‘Good cop, bad cop’? where there is money and power there are opportunists lurking.

You may have been through a major ordeal and after finding yourself a lawyer, you go onto find out that they are a crook. This is the last thing you need. A misplace of trust when so much lies at stake is a scary thought but don’t fret, there are options.

So what should you do if you are with a lawyer who sadly, is not in the legal industry for the right reasons? By right reasons I mean to help people and not in it for the money or hungry for the power.

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Well, firstly you are able to change your lawyer at any time. Yes it may cost in extra law fees but if they are crooks they may overcharge you anyway – do you see my point?

Just know there is a way out at any time and allow yourself to take it. As a client you have every right to proper legal services and to receive genuine help, not a headache. Like a bad marriage, you can leave at anytime.

If you are in the process of looking for a law firm – do your homework!

Well, firstly prevention is better than cure. Make every effort to avoid an unsavoury lawyer in the first place. You can do this by only going with one that is recommended. What if you don’t know anyone who has ever used a law firm? No worries. Call the Australian Injury Helpline on 1800 006 766. They will provide you with free information and put you in touch with law firms who specialise in your type of work compensation claim or car accident claim, will charge reasonably and treat you fairly.

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Dubious law firms and shifty lawyers – can they be avoided?

Law firms are an interesting kettle of fish. I am not one to generalise considering myself to be an ‘open minded’ individual. Old sayings like ‘Never trust a lawyer’ or ‘Never trust and arab’ are narrow-minded and based on an outdated and negative mass consciousness – aren’t they? Well I would like to think so but having dealt with lawyers first hand, they do have an element of ‘distrust’ around them. Lady Justice for Work Compensation Claims

I’m not sure if it’s a case of; they are suspicious of everyone and everything and so their distrust reflects ours. Or, they are so emotionally detached from their work that we think they might not even be human! The bottom line is, no group of people can ever be the same – so we have to believe we will find a good one amongst the group.

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There may come a time when we need to engage the services of a law firm. One example is following work place injuries. In this situation a law firm can help us get the work compensation we legally and rightfully deserve, particularly in cases of negligence.

If you are searching for a law firm to represent you, finding the right one can be challenging to say the least. But what if you engage one and they disappoint you or try to charge extortionately?

I have put together a list of pointers to help you choose well, so you can avoid any dramas.

1. Have a positive attitude

Sharing the belief that all law firms are dodgy or all lawyers are shifty is not going to help your cause. You may help manifest that very scenario. Having a positive attitude about your lawyer will ensure a good relationship. A lawyer is there to help you and if you believe you will find a good one there is every chance you will. Be discerning and trust your instincts. One of my own sayings goes ‘If in doubt – don’t do it’. Appoint them only if it feels right.

2. Follow recommendation

If you know someone who has been in the same situation i.e. a workplace accident caused by negligence, talk to them. Find out how they got on. Ask them if they were happy with the services of the law firm. If you don’t know anyone call the Australian Injury Helpline who offer a referral service to approved law firms.

3. Be comfortable with how they operate

Ask them to explain the process clearly to you in terms of how they operate and how they charge. Many law firms offer ‘no win no fee’ services. Find out what this means. Some no win no fee arrangements can be a little misleading. With a greater understanding and all grey areas explained you will feel more comfortable.

4. Trust in a positive outcome

Faith and total trust in justice and that everything will turn out for the best can be a great help. The mind is a powerful tool and it can serve us well. Keep the faith and know you deserve justice and compensation. Some cases can take a long time and avoiding unnecessary stress or anxiety wherever you can is recommended. If you are not happy with your lawyer, also know you can change at any time. The Australian Injury Helpline can also help in this regard.


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