Have you suffered a workplace injury and now wonder about your rights are with respect to your medical payments and any future disabilities which may result from the injuries? If so, it may be time to contact a personal injury law firm in your city. Every phone book in a major city will have multiple listings for these types of lawyers. We’ll cover here several tips for contacting an attorney to handle this situation.
No matter how insignificant the injury may seem at the moment, it is important to understand that things such as whiplash can have long-term and ongoing ramifications to one’s health and well-being. Even in minor workplace accidents there should be a record made with respect to the doctor’s visit. Although these types of injuries are usually covered by Workmen’s Compensation insurance, you should be aware that there are caps limitations on this insurance. If there is any chance of long-term pain or suffering as a result of a workplace injury, contact a personal injury law firm.
As we stated earlier, these types of attorneys can be contacted via the Yellow Pages in the phone book. There is no charge for the initial consultation. In fact, if the lawyer decides to take your case, you will have no out-of-pocket expenses. The lawyer assumes all liability until the case is won. At that time, as the agreement you signed when the lawyer took your case states, the lawyer will receive a percentage of the award for the injury. Usually, this compensation is between 30 and 60% of what is won in the case. Because this can be a substantial amount resulting in tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars for the attorney, these cases are highly sought after by many injury law firms.
Before committing yourself to a specific injuries law firm, do some research on the firm and the attorneys within the firm. You can contact your state bar association and find out how many complaints and grievances have been filed against the injury law firm and also the attorneys who work for the firm. Of course any lawyer who is practice law for any amount of time will have a number of complaints filed against them. This is just natural and expected due to the nature of their business. However, if you see an ongoing pattern and a large number of complaints filed against a specific firm returning, this could be an indication you should do more research or find another lawyer.