Is a Free Consultation With a Lawyer Really Free?

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work injury attorney in Atlanta, Stephen Hasner, meeting with Atlanta work injury victim and her family

If you have been injured on the job in Georgia, you may be looking for legal information about how to move forward with your claim. Our workers’ compensation lawyers can help.

You have likely seen many lawyers and law firms offering “free consultations.” Before getting involved with a lawyer, it is important to understand what a free consultation really means. You deserve a consultation that is truly free and that is also worth your time.

At Hasner Law, PC, we truly offer free consultations about workers’ compensation claims, with absolutely no strings or hidden charges attached. If you were hurt on the job in Georgia, please get in touch with our team today to set up your own consultation.

What Happens During the Initial Consultation?

During your workers’ compensation consultation, you will have a chance to explain your case to a lawyer. This will enable your lawyer to get a good understanding of what happened to you and the injuries that you suffered.

To aid in this process, the lawyer may ask you some questions about your work injury such as:

  • When and where did your work injury occur?
  • Did any co-workers or others witness the incident?
  • Did you report your injury to your employer?
  • Have you seen a doctor?
  • What is the nature and extent of your injuries?

Of course, you should feel free to ask questions as well in order to learn more about your rights and options and your lawyer’s skill, experience and approach to serving clients. For example, you should ask:

  • Will workers’ compensation pay for my medical bills?
  • Will workers’ compensation replace my lost wages?
  • Will I have to go to a hearing?
  • Does your law firm focus on workers’ compensation cases?
  • Will you keep my updated about my case?
  • How will I pay for your services?

At the end of the consultation, you  should enter into an agreement with the lawyer only if you feel confident that you can trust the lawyer to handle your case with competence and a true dedication to protecting your rights and interests.

How Long Does a Consultation Take?

Your initial consultation will not take all day. There is no doubt that you and your lawyer will both be quite busy.

In most cases, your initial consultation will last between 30 and 60 minutes. This should give you enough time to fully explain your injuries and your workplace accident to your lawyer and to ask as many questions as you have.

If you and your lawyer decide to work together, your lawyer will quickly get to work on your claim.

Request Your Free Consultation Today

At Hasner Law, our workers’ compensation lawyers have extensive experience with helping injured workers to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. We have offices in Atlanta and Savannah, and we proudly represent victims throughout the state of Georgia.

To learn more about what we can do for you, contact our firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.