Every time we make a financial decision, we weigh whether or not the purchase is worth it, so to speak. In other words, every time we pay for something we come to the understanding that the value of the item or services being rendered are at least equal to the amount we are paying. It’s the same reason you call different mechanics when you have an issue with your carburetor or you shop around online before deciding where to order from. You want to ensure you get the best value for your money.
Value is also an inherent subject when determining whether or not you should hire a lawyer. You may not think it’s worth it to pay money for a lawyer to argue your $50 parking ticket, but you’re going to want one by your side in the wake of a DUI. We deal with the same value proposition in workers’ compensation law. Clients often ask whether or not it’s worth it to hire an injury lawyer when they are only seeking small to modest payouts. Unlike other types of law, it’s almost always worth your while to at least entertain the idea of hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer, even if your payout will only be three- or four-figures. We explain why in today’s blog.
Why A Work Injury Lawyer Is Always Worth It
Here are a number of reasons why it’s in your best interest to consider hiring a lawyer even if you’re only pursuing a small award amount after a work injury.
1. Contingency Fees – Unlike a defense lawyer who will ask for retainer fees, workers’ compensation lawyers work on a contingency basis. What this means is that they only win when you win. Typically a work injury lawyer will get 20 percent of your award amount, and you’ll owe nothing if you lose your case. Your lawyer has a vested interest in winning your case, whereas a defense or divorce lawyer gets their money no matter how the case plays out.
2. Interests Aligned – Not only will your work injury lawyer have a vested interest in winning your case, since they are getting 20 percent of your winnings, they are going to earn more money by getting you the biggest payday possible. Even if you think your payout will be small, they’ll review all possible avenues to make their small slice of the payout bigger, which only makes your take home amount larger.
3. We’ll Be Honest – Again, since work injury lawyers and their clients share the same monetary interests, we’ll be open and honest about what’s best for your case. If it’s truly a straightforward and small case, it may not be worth our time to invest resources into it. We’ll gladly point you in the right direction if this is the case. But if we think there was negligence or other contributing factors that could increase your claim and ensure it’s worth it for both parties to work together, we’ll gladly explain why we’re the right firm for your case.
4. Most People Miss Things – Since you’re probably not well-versed in workers’ compensation law, there’s a good chance you’re not familiar with all your claim avenues. What may appear to be a small claim to you could actually be a much larger payday when viewed through the lens of a professional. Set up a free case review and let us see how much we think your case could truly be worth.
5. Peace of Mind – Finally, sometimes you can’t put a price tag on the piece of mind that is provided by a workers’ compensation lawyer. We can handle the insurance company, file all the paperwork and fight your claim in court, leaving you free to focus on your health and get back to your job. Oftentimes 20 percent of your claim award is well worth the peace of mind you receive and the headaches you avoid by having a professional in your corner throughout the process.
So even if you think you have a small claim, set up a free case review and let us determine if we should collaborate on your case. For more information, call Hey Workers today at 844-439-9675.