Workers’ compensation lawsuits can be frustrating, mentally draining and time-consuming. Therefore, it is important to have an attorney by your side who understands your feelings and needs – one who empathizes with you, and uses that empathy to help your case.
There are a few traits that you can look out for that indicate the compassion of a workers’ compensation lawyer.
They understand and respect you.
A compassionate lawyer will put themselves in your shoes, and recognize the significance of your situation. This means they won’t put you on the backburner. Instead, they will take your problems to heart and fight passionately for the best results.
When lawyers take the time to really connect with you, they also gain a better understanding of your priorities. Perhaps it’s settling your workers’ compensation case quickly because you earn the sole income for your family. With this knowledge, they can respect your priorities and make them their own.
They won’t speak down to you.
Compassionate lawyers can explain complex situations to you without being condescending. They realize this is a new ball game for you and want to help. They also want you to fully comprehend your case.
They realize this is a very trying time in your life. You are likely suffering financially, physically or emotionally – and possibly all three. You may feel very frustrated and overwhelmed because you cannot work. Therefore, they will communicate thoughtfully, and provide you with realistic expectations about your case.
When searching for an attorney for your workers’ compensation case, you’ll likely check their education, years of experience and case success rate. But don’t forget the importance of compassion. You should take note of how prospective lawyers speak and empathize with you before making your selection.