5 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer to Represent You at Work

When you get injured at your workplace, even if it’s a small business, the insurance company is supposed to compensate you for the damages suffered. slip and fallBut as usual, this is not always the case because they will use all kinds of strategies to make sure that they don’t have to compensate you. What follows next is a fierce legal battle. Most victims imagine that they will save a lot of money by representing themselves in a court case. And before they know it they end up losing because the judge has ruled in favor of the insurance company. At the end of it all, the victim is denied justice due to his ignorance. Below are reasons why you should hire a lawyer to represent you in a slip and fall case.

  1. The Law is Difficult to Understand

Going to trial without slip and fall at work lawyer is a huge mistake. This is because the law is too complicated for lay people. As a lay person, you may not know what you are supposed to do unless you have been on the corridors of justice before. You may not even know the documents that you are supposed to present in court to prove that you deserve compensation. This lack of experience can really irritate the judges to rule in favor of your rival. You may not even know why you lost the case because the lawyer representing the insurance company will use jargons that are beyond your understanding.  If you hire an experienced lawyer, you have high chances of winning. This is because the lawyer is well versed with the law and has definitely won similar cases. Remember, the insurance company will be represented by a lawyer.

  1. Convenience

Slip and fall cases are very demanding. You have to do a lot of research to prove that the other party is guilty as charged. If you opt to represent yourself, you may not have the time to do other things. This can be extremely difficult if you already have a day time job because your employer will not relieve you from duties. You will end up being stressed because you are doing more than what you can handle. Hiring a lawyer comes with the convenience of focusing on other things while the lawyer is busy with the paperwork.

  1. You Can’t Focus on the Bigger Picture

The problem with self representation is that you tend to be carried away by emotions. You think about the pain that you are going through. You get stressed by the huge medical expenses that are piling up and your family that still depends on you in one way or another. With all these distractions, you can’t make straight decisions. A lawyer on the other hand is not affected by your emotions. He can therefore focus on just winning the case so that both of you can have a win-win situation. After all, he can’t get any money from you unless the insurance company bows down to pressure.

  1. Lawyers Know How to Overcome Obstacles in Cases

If you opt to represent yourself, you might lose the case just because you failed to submit the relevant documents on time. Even a single omission is enough to have your case thrown out by the presiding judge. A lawyer knows all the procedures that should be followed like the back of his hand. He can complete a procedure in a few hours because he probably knows the ins and outs of the justice system.

  1. Judges Respect Lawyers

A lawyer commands respect from a judge and vice versa. The judge will therefore be patient with a lawyer than when the victim is representing himself. Remember, lawyers are well connected in the justice system. They actually dine and wine with judges and detectives. Moreover, a lawyer knows the mechanisms and technicalities that he can use to counter any evidence brought forward against you by the insurance company.

 

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