Workers injured on a worksite in a construction accident are often referred to a construction accident lawyer recommended by the union. But should I use a union lawyer for a construction accident case who may owe allegiances to the union and the construction company?
Is that a good idea? Is a lawyer referred by the union biased? Should I use my own independent construction accident lawyer? We provide the information here so you can decide if you would rather have your own independent construction accident lawyer.
Should I Use a Construction Accident Lawyer Recommended by the Union?
These are some of the questions you should consider about using a construction accident lawyer recommended by your union for your construction accident injury.
Is It Possible That the Union Gets Money From Your Construction Accident Lawyer?
Unions try hard to make sure that every union member goes to the construction accident lawyer they recommend. There has to be a reason for that.
We don’t want to accuse any law firms, but we have heard about construction accident law firms that have close relationships with unions and illegally pay money to union leaders to get construction accident cases. In fact, many lawyers we know have all heard stories about a couple of construction accident law firms illegally paying money to union leaders to get construction accident cases.
If a lawyer were to pay money to a union to get your construction accident case, that makes the lawyer biased and owe allegiance to the union. Does the union always have your best interest in mind?
Does the Union Owe Allegiances to the Construction Company?
Whether the union owes any allegiances to the construction company is a question that you might already have a feeling about. If you think that may be true, you’ll want to hire your own independent construction accident lawyer.
Is the Construction Supervisor Concerned About Trouble?
Almost every construction accident is caused by a violation of construction law. When a construction worker is injured in an accident, a construction supervisor may be concerned about getting in trouble.
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Is the Construction Supervisor Concerned About the Insurance Rate Going Up?
The construction company is worried about its insurance rates going up when there is an injury from a construction accident.
Everyone but you has an interest in your construction accident case settling quickly and “on the cheap.” The only share interest you have is settling your construction accident case quickly, but you want the maximum settlement you’re entitled to for your injury.
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