Key Qualities of Good Insurance Lawyers in Sydney

When faced with insurance disputes, one of the most sensible things to do is hire a lawyer. However, finding insurance lawyers in Sydney requires that you do thorough research to increase your chances of winning your insurance claim.Personal-injury-lawyer-Los-Angeles-CA

What do you need to look for in a good lawyer apart from his qualifications?

Below are some of the key qualities that you should look for when interviewing prospective lawyers to work with on your insurance case:

 

  • Experience: Insurance lawyers have various specialisations. There are those who specialise in business-related insurance issues, and there are those who specialise in life insurance and personal injury cases. Find a lawyer that has years of experience to back them up.

 

  • Understanding: A good lawyer, along with their good experience, has a thorough understanding of all the factors involved in insurance claims. However, despite their experience, they must be willing to hear you out to learn more about your case, because for them, each case is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to insurance disputes.

 

  • Communication skills: Good lawyers, despite their unquestionable skills and knowledge in the field of law, speak in a way that can be easily understood. They stay away from jargon, and take the time to explain every detail in a way that people who are not trained in law can easily understand.

 

  • Availability: Can you reach the lawyer at a time that is convenient to you? Can they be reached by phone when you need them? How soon can you expect a return call in case there’s an emergency?

 

  • Human relations skills: Are the lawyers putting in some human factor to their relationship with clients? Are they easy to get along with? Adding the human factor into the case will help ensure a positive outcome for your case.

 

  • Reasonable fees: When “shopping around” for lawyers for your insurance-related case, be sure to get as many as five quotes. Compare fees and ask from people in the know if the fees charged by a certain lawyer is reasonable. Remember, however, that fees can vary depending on the lawyer or law firm’s prestige and experience.

 

  • Able to provide reference: Don’t hesitate to ask the lawyer to provide you with references. Ask for past and existing clients and don’t be afraid to contact them. This will give you a good sense of where your case will likely be headed. After all, word-of-mouth is very a powerful endorser.

 

Another thing worth mentioning is to find out if the lawyer you’re looking to work with has a No Win, No Fee policy. The idea is simple: if the lawyer doesn’t win your case, you owe him no fees.

Take no chances. Talk to us if you have questions about our experience and background in handling insurance-related cases. Call BPC Lawyers on 02 8355 4003 today.

10 Signs You Need to Consult with Compensation Lawyers

You need to protect your most valuable asset; your capacity to work. To help you determine whether you need to consult with workers compensation lawyers when you’ve sustained an injury at work, consider the 10 signs you may need to see one.

 

  1. Your injury is so severe that you may be unable to work for a while

  2. Your injury dramatically affects your ability to do your work long term, making you eligible for permanent partial disability

  3. You have been rendered unable to work in any capacity

  4. Your injury has left you unable to do your work, but allows you to work in some capacity

  5. You have any pre-existing disability or disabilities

  6. You need to contest your employer’s decision or that of your employer’s insurance or healthcare provider’s concerning your claim for workers compensation

  7. You feel you have been denied of some benefits that have been stipulated in your insurance contract, or that you are entitled to other benefits

  8. You have been completely denied of medical benefits

  9. Your employer contests the decisions made by your insurance or healthcare provider

  10. There are certain provisions in your workers compensation that you need clarified or if you need to fully understand how workers compensation works.

 

It is extremely important to consult with workers compensation lawyers in Sydney to fully understand the provisions that cover the laws governing personal injury claims. Remember that any worker is exposed to some risks. There are injuries that are extremely life-altering such as those that could leave you unable to work for the rest of your life. For any injury that you sustain while performing your work, it is the duty of your employer to help you get proper medical care and to help you recover so you can get back on your feet.

 

It is also the duty of your employer to sort out how else you can go back to work in the company by providing you with an alternative work if you’re unable to carry out your previous job. If your employer offers you no such opportunity, the compensation lawyer can negotiate with them on your behalf.

 

The compensation lawyer can also sort out with your employer some form of remuneration to cover for your lost income while you’re focusing on recovering.

 

Also, workers compensation claims involve some complex legal issues that could easily confuse you. It’s best to leave legal stuff with the professionals so you can focus more on recuperating and getting back on your feet.

For more information on laws surrounding workers compensation in Sydney, visit BPC Lawyers at www.BPCLaw.com.au or call 02 8355 4003 today.