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Explanation of the Attorney-Client Privilege
Many injured workers worry that they will get in trouble with their employer if they seek legal advice. Let your mind rest at ease. When you speak with a personal injury attorney, you can have peace knowing that your communication is completely confidential, due to the "attorney-client privilege." You can make "full and frank" disclosures to your attorney without worrying about your trust being broken.
The "attorney-client privilege" automatically is in effect if the following three requirements are met:
- You are a client (or are seeking to become a client) of the attorney
- The person in whom you are confiding in is a lawyer
- The communication is for the purpose of securing legal advice
Don't allow fear to keep you from getting the legal counsel you need! When you turn to us for answers, you can rest assured that everything you share will be kept secret. You can pass along critical information to your case without worrying about this sensitive information being released.