Sadly, as they work their way through work injury claims, some workers start getting used to the feeling of being pressured, minimized, and pushed around. They may be running into endless red tape, unreturned phone calls, harassment, and pressure to return to work before they’re really ready. To make it worse, some workers even feel pressured and pushed around by the attorney they hired to act as their legal ally.
You Should Feel Like You’re in Control of Your Own Work Injury Claim
Although an experienced attorney can offer guidance and information, and even take over a number of responsibilities related to your work injury claim, the major decisions about your case should ultimately be up to you. The attorney you work with shouldn’t try to pressure you into accepting settlements you’re not comfortable with or making decisions you aren’t sure about. If you’re feeling harassed by the person who should be making your concerns a priority, it may be a sign that you need look elsewhere for legal guidance. It’s important that you feel like you’re in control of your own case and that your opinions are respected.
The Difference Between Pressure and the Need for Immediate Action
Although it’s never okay for your attorney to harass or pressure you into a decision, it’s important to understand that time limits may apply. There may be times when you need to make fast decisions, but your attorney should be by your side to clarify and explain so you can move forward quickly and with confidence.
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