Questions you should ask:

Should I call a lawyer?

Most lawyers will provide you with general information over the phone so that you can make an informed decision as to whether or not you need a lawyer.

Answer: Call a lawyer who handles both personal injury and work injury cases.

What are the advantages of hiring a lawyer?

There are issues in regard to medical care that your lawyer’s experience will save you from bad medical management and medical care.

Answer: Obtaining quality medical care paid by the insurance company is generally a fight, so hire a lawyer.

Do I need a workers compensation lawyer and a personal injury lawyer?

These are two separate claims and you need an experienced workers compensation lawyer to obtain your medical and income benefits while the personal injury claim is months or years in court.

Answer: Have legal representation for both claims. Do not wait until the workers compensation checks stop to call a lawyer.

Will I lose my job if I hire a lawyer for my work injury claim?

Answer: The workers compensation law protects injured workers from getting fired for filing a claim or hiring a lawyer. You are more secure in your job having a lawyer than not. There are many other employment laws that the employer may be defending in court should they fire an injured worker.

Do you think I can represent myself by just looking up things on Google?

“A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client”- Abraham Lincoln