August 9, 2022
In a blue-collar city like Baltimore, workplace injuries are bound to take place on a regular basis. Were you recently injured in a workplace accident? Amid your recovery process, you’ll have to make the call of whether hiring an attorney is part of your ideal route forward. Here are a few tips to help you make the right decision!
When Can One Justify Self Representation?
You are not required to seek legal counsel after a workplace injury, but going it alone is typically inadvisable unless the case is very minor and straightforward. Unless your case meets all the following criteria, we recommend seeking an experienced attorney to serve as your ally:
Your employer agrees that the injury you suffered is work related.
The injury is minor and requires minimal treatment.
You miss minimal (or zero) time at work.
Your insurer is readily acknowledging your requests for benefits.
You are not impacted by any pre-existing conditions that could come into play throughout the case.
HOW CAN AN ATTORNEY MAKE THE DIFFERENCE?
So, what if any of the items outlined above don’t apply to your situation? In that case, an experienced attorney can make all the difference when it comes to securing the recovery you deserve. From the moment you begin the partnership, you can enjoy the peace of mind that the following difficulties won’t impact the outcome of your case:
Insufficient evidence. We work with our clients to help gather the right medical evidence to support their case.
Inaccurate case value. It’s difficult to crunch the numbers and come up with an accurate representation of the value of your case. We can assess the severity of your injury along with your future earning potential to provide an airtight assessment.
Lack of expert testimony. Our team can locate experts in your industry who can vouch for the potential of injuries similar in nature to your own in your field.
Spinning too many plates. After a serious injury, your priority should be focusing on a strong recovery process. In the background, we can negotiate on your behalf with your best interests in mind at every decision point.
BARRED AND BEAUTIFUL: WHAT MAKES OUR MESSAGE SO IMPORTANT
Barred and Beautiful is a community that celebrates women lawyers and the feminization of the legal profession. Sometimes, it’s worth taking a step back to understand how far we’ve come!
How many lawyers were women back in 1960? 1 in 25. These days, that is boosted up to 1 in 3. That’s a lot of progress!
Women make up roughly half of law school graduates over the past 20 years
While both of these stats are promising, there is still work to be done! Even amidst all of this growth, the wage gap still persists in Law across the United States. Back in 2017, the average female lawyer earned only 83.3% the salary of the average male lawyer. That’s where we come in! Barred and Beautiful is all about recognition, celebration, and empowerment. We hope that our commitment to increasing the presence of women trial lawyers in the legal profession continues to create new opportunities for women across the country!
EXPERT LEGAL COUNSEL AND REPRESENTATION FROM COLLINS LEGAL GROUP
We are a boutique law firm serving Maryland and Washington DC, specializing in litigation and trial practice. Our number one goal is to be your relentless advocate and we pride ourselves on providing high-level legal services with extraordinary customer service. If you're in the need of legal services, please call us at (410) 497-6366 or visit our website today.