Hiring a Union Lawyer
If you are injured at a construction site, a ranking union member can stop by to give the name of a union lawyer to call to bring the responsible parties to justice and take care of the injuries. Sometimes, this recommendation is made with the best of intentions and other times it is not.
There are different cases when a unionized worker needs a lawyer and the union recommends one. These cases include when the union member thinks the employer is breaching the union contract, when the union member needs a non-work related legal service, when the union member is hurt and needs a worker's compensation or personal injury lawyer, and when the union member feels that he or she has been discriminated against. Just because the union recommends a lawyer to you doesn’t mean that you need to work with him or her. You can still choose your own union lawyer in all of these different cases.
When a worker is injured on the job, the personal injury or worker's compensation claim is theirs to make, not the union's responsibility, and they are allowed to hire whomever they please. Hiring the best union lawyer in Queens can get you the right compensation you deserve.
The secret to finding the best union lawyer in Queens for whatever your needs may be is to talk to several of them to see how you get along with each other. Choose the one you trust and are comfortable with the most. You need to figure out for yourself what he or she is like in person and if you have confidence in his or her abilities for your case. If you don’t have confidence then you may doubt your case and your lawyer’s decisions. You don’t want to get yourself in this situation so it’s best to spend some time researching and following your instincts.