How to Select a Compensation Lawyer

If you are looking for a lawyer to help you we have created a checklist that compares law firms – remember your parents always said “get three quotes” – well that is what we have prepared for you – a sheet where you can get three quotes and compare lawyers.  At least then you know you will have done your homework.

No idea which law firm to go with?

Get your copy of our 32-point Compensation Lawyer Evaluation Checklist. No email necessary!

For most people selecting a lawyer from Google can be a nightmare.   They all have this burning question:

“How can I get a lawyer that understands my unique situation and who knows their stuff?”

The best way to answer that is through this 5 minute story…. ….let me tell you about Sam. Sam is a 36 year old truck driver from Greenslopes, Queensland.  He lives with his wife and four kids (all under 12).  Rusty, his red cattle dog, travels in the truck with him everyday. He was really looking forward to building a back deck and entertainment area before the footy grand final in 3 months. One weekend Rusty and Sam went for a drive to Bunnings in the ute to get some timber to start the project. On the way home they had a bingle. A P-Plater ran a red light and slammed into the drivers side of the ute.  The ambulance was called and Sam was treated at the scene for extensive back and leg injuries. Both legs were pinned and he had suffered a compound fracture in his right leg. Thankfully, Rusty was OK, but a bit distraught. Sam’s wife, Mercedes, was called to the accident and traveled with him in the ambulance to the hospital. Rusty was taken home by a family friend. Mercedes’ immediate thought was for her husband’s safety, but all Sam could think about was…

“I am the only one who’s working a the moment, and I only have two weeks of leave and a few days sick leave left. How the $%#@ am I going to afford the mortgage repayments, let alone build the deck of all decks?”

Fast forward three days and Sam’s recovery is coming along nicely, but his bank balance is diminishing rapidly. Sam’s hospital and ongoing medical bills are racking up at a rate of knots. Mercedes suggests that perhaps they should get a lawyer and investigate the possibility of replacing their lost income through a insurance claim.. Sam and Mercedes did a quick Google search on their phone in the hospital and were overwhelmed with the vast amount of options available to them. All of the ads and the lawyers looked the same. Sam said to Mercedes…

“How are we going to make sure we get the right lawyer and not get ripped off?”

Mercedes then stumbled upon MCW Legal’s ad (just like you have). So who are we?  MCW Legal is part of a well established national law firm that has been in operation since 1975 and has helped over 3000 clients in that time with income replacement, tax, superannuation and property related advice. We help people like Sam and Mercedes deal with the uncertainty of picking a lawyer by giving them this 32-point Compensation Lawyer Evaluation Checklist.

No idea which law firm to go with?

Get your copy of our 32-point Compensation Lawyer Evaluation Checklist. No email necessary!

The purpose of the checklist is to provide people like Sam and Mercedes (who may never have had to choose a lawyer before) with a very comprehensive checklist so that they can be certain they have asked all of the appropriate questions, and have done their homework, before signing anything.

If you don’t go through such a process the odds are very high that you will end up with a lawyer who charges an extraordinary amount for their services, has no empathy for your situation, or worse still,  because of their inexperience in this field, settles your claim way too cheaply.

  After reading the checklist, Sam decided to ring MCW Legal for clarification of his own case. From lying in his hospital bed and thinking…
“How on earth am I going to pick the right lawyer?”
Sam found himself telling Mercedes three months later that he was glad that he downloaded the checklist and made that initial call to Terry and the team at MCW Legal.

“We have made the right decision, these guys understand us and they are bloody good at that they do, looks like the deck will be right to go next year!”

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