In a world where bathroom tissue has been on the verge of becoming a new currency, questions are being raised about how others are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, how it’s affecting businesses, hospitals and law firms, and ultimately how the economy is faring.
While we can’t speak for every law firm, we did share our own experience in a recent Enjuris interview where Tom Murphy, the founder of Murphy Law Firm, discusses recent adjustments the firm has made in light of the pandemic.
In short, here’s what he discussed:
Are law firms considered essential?
Currently, legal services in Montana are considered “essential businesses,” which means Murphy Law Firm remains open to continue serving our current and potential clients as long as this remains the case.
Are there any changes in health and safety standards?
While the firm remains open, the physical doors are currently locked in order to follow social distancing guidelines.
“We are handling all appointments, hearings, consultations and other functions via telephone conference, electronic conferences and regular mail,” Tom says.
Though this is less than ideal compared to meeting with our clients in person, the safety and health of the clients, staff and attorneys are our number 1 priority.
How has the pandemic affected clients?
The biggest concern among our clients is whether or not they’ll continue receiving benefits and if those seeking benefits will be able to get them. The short answer is, yes. But unfortunately, with COVID-19 creating shutdowns, there might be some delays.
Murphy Law Firm is working hard to ensure clients experience as few inconveniences and disruptions as possible by continuously pushing our clients’ claims forward.
What should future clients know?
First, we are very sorry we won’t be able to meet potential clients right now. We will do the best we can with the technology and means at our disposal to ensure we continue giving every case and client the same time and attention as if we were in the office.
Second, despite the changes we’ve needed to make, don’t let these dissuade you from immediately seeking professional legal advice in the event of an injury.
As Tom told Enjuris:
“We are seeing insurers engage in predatory practices and utilize coronavirus as an illegitimate excuse to deny benefits to deserving injured Montanans.”
We want to discourage this as much as possible by helping future clients fight for the benefits they deserve.
What’s the best way to contact Murphy Law Firm?
Whatever is most convenient for our clients will work for us. We are available by telephone during normal hours of operation, as well as email and fax. We can schedule appointments and meet with our clients via virtual platforms.
Murphy Law Firm is a dedicated group of professional legal advisors fighting for the benefits of those who’ve experienced accidents or injuries inside and outside the workplace. With over 60 years of combined experience on our side, we’ve successfully represented clients recovering millions of dollars in wrongfully denied benefits this year alone.
If you’ve suffered because of COVID-19 and believe you’re entitled to compensation, we’ll work with you to discuss your options and create a roadmap of what the process might look like if you decide to file a claim.