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Why a Smaller Firm is the Better Option to Handle Your Workers’ Comp Claim

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If you are considering hiring a law firm to represent you in a workers’ compensation claim against your employer, there are a lot of different options that you need to consider. You want to start by looking for a firm that has a significant amount of experience in labor-oriented lawsuits, as well a record of success in winning the cases that they pursue. You want to find an attorney that you feel understands the damage that has been done to you and is sympathetic to your situation. You want a practice that is convenient for you to get to and that has a strong reputation within the community. When considering all of these aspects of different firms, you also need to decide whether you want to use one of the big law firms that has dozens of attorneys available to work on your case, or whether you’d prefer a smaller firm. At the Lancaster law firm of Vanasse Law, we believe that a smaller firm is the better option for handling your workers’ compensation case. We are happy to provide you with the reasons why.

There was once a time when a big law firm simply had better resources then small firms. They had enormous law libraries and could spend money on technology to help them work smarter and faster. But with the arrival of the internet and affordable technology, large and small law firms are on an even playing field in terms of resources. The content of the world’s most expansive law libraries are available through digital subscriptions, and legal software, computers, tablets, smart phones and other innovations are affordable for all. That means that rather than looking at what a big firm can buy, you need to look at the experience that each individual attorney has, as well as how they treat their clients.

When you work with a smaller law firm, there is a very good chance that you will be working directly with a senior attorney, and perhaps even a partner, who has tremendous experience and is able to offer it to you without the various levels of fees that you find in a larger firm.  Smaller fees by nature have smaller expenses – that means that when you consider a big firm and look at the fees that they are charging, they have built in the costs of office rent, staff, attorneys and other overhead costs that smaller firms do not incur.

Perhaps most importantly of all, when you work with a smaller law firm, you get the benefit of personal attention from the staff. Working with a large firm often means that even if you meet with a senior level attorney, there is a good chance that your case will be handed off to a lower level associate, whether you are aware of it or not. You are likely to be charged more for incidental extra fees, simply by virtue of the ‘big business’ nature of a larger firm.  At Vanasse Law, we take pride in our ability to provide you with high quality legal representation without the pressure that many larger law firms put on their attorneys to bump up billable hours. Our mission is to provide you with the legal counsel you need to win your workers’ compensation case. Call us today for more information.