HOW DO I FIND AN ATTORNEY
Support groups, advocacy organizations, and medical and rehabilitation professionals can often recommend experienced attorneys.
HOW DO I PAY FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE?
Attorneys who handle personal injury claims are usually paid by a contingency fee. This fee is a percentage of the successful amount recovered for the client. If there is no recovery, the attorney does not get paid.
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN MY CASE?
The statute of limitations is the specified time period in which the law permits a lawsuit to be filed against a responsible party. The statute of limitations varies for cases involving children and adults, and it also differs from state to state.
WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE BEEN INJURED BY A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT?
You should NOT change, alter, or throw away the product. You should contact an attorney immediately, and they will have the product examined by an expert.
CAN I SUE MY EMPLOYER IF I AM INJURED IN A WORK-RELATED ACCIDENT?
Generally, employers are immune from suit. You usually cannot sue your employer although there are exceptions, but you can recover workers’ compensation benefits. This will either be from your employer, if he is self-insured, or the employer’s workers compensation insurance company, regardless of fault.
WHAT DOES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS PAY FOR?
Workers’ compensation benefits usually pay your medical bills related to your workers’ compensation injury, which is a percentage of your lost wages for as long as you are disabled and a specified amount for any permanent disability.
WHAT IF MY WORK-RELATED ACCIDENT WAS CAUSED BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN MY EMPLOYER?
It is crucial that there be a prompt and thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your work-related injury. This investigation should be done by trained attorneys, investigators, and experts whose job it is to determine exactly what caused your accident. Photographs, witness statements, and evidence should be secured as quickly as possible after a serious work-related injury occurs.
IF I CAN PROVE A THIRD PARTY OR DEFECTIVE PRODUCT CAUSED MY INJURY, WHAT CAN I CLAIM IN DAMAGES?
In a third party claim, you can recover for lost wages and medical expenses, damages for scarring, for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If you, a family member, or someone you know has sustained a serious injury and you want to determine whether you have a personal Injury claim and/or a workers’ compensation claim, please contact us.