Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record: Know Your Rights

Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record: Know Your Rights

How To Find The Right Personal Injury Lawyer For You

Michelle Garrett

When you have been injured in an accident or at work it could mean that you must stay home and heal. If you have to stay off work for an extended length of time it could seriously affect your finances. If your injury was due to the negligence of others, such as a car accident or an injury that occurred at work, you could be eligible for compensation. 

In order to get that compensation you should hire a personal injury compensation lawyer to ensure you are treated fairly. Here are some tips on how to find the right personal injury lawyer for you.

Look Into Their Credentials

When looking for a personal injury compensation lawyer you should look into their credentials. A personal injury lawyer should possess a law degree and license valid for your state. They should be a member in good standing with your state's bar association. You can ask any lawyer you are interested in for these credentials and check them online yourself.

You can also check any legal organizations in your state for any lawyer you are interested in hiring to ensure they have the credentials they say they do.

Discuss Their Strategy Ahead Of Time

While many people think they need to wait until they hire a personal injury compensation lawyer before thinking about the strategy they will use for your case, it's a good idea to ask before you hire them.

It's usually the best strategy to try to get compensation outside of the court system through a settlement with the other party involved, but it doesn't always end up that way. You can ask your potential lawyer what strategy they would pursue should your case head to the courts. The lawyer should discuss at length their process of getting you the best deal possible during your consultation process.

When you ask any potential lawyers what strategy they would take with your case, it can help you narrow down which lawyer you believe will work best for you.

Ask How You Will Pay Them

When interviewing a personal injury compensation lawyer you should ask them how they would like for you to pay them. Many people feel uncomfortable asking this but every lawyer has their own way of gaining payment and it's better to know ahead of time so there are no surprises.

Some lawyers ask for upfront fees to help pay for their expenses, such as court filing fees, while other lawyers will wait until everything is settled and will take their payment from that.

Contact a local personal injury lawyer to learn more. 


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Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record: Know Your Rights

I'll be up front: I have a criminal record. As someone who's spent lots--and lots--of time looking for a job in my life, I've gotten used to being up front with this fact. It's difficult to get hired with this on my record, and frankly, it never gets less scary to have to tell an interviewer about it. But that doesn't mean I'm unemployable. I'm a hard worker who can bring a lot to any company. And I also know what an employer needs to do for me. I know my rights. There's no federal law protecting me from discrimination due to my record, but there are plenty of state laws that make it a little easier for me. If you're looking for a job and you have a criminal record, read through this information. Protect yourself during a job search. Know your rights.