After suffering a work-related injury, you may feel overwhelmed at the thought of navigating the claims process alone. At a time like this, you could benefit from partnering with a personal injury attorney who can file your claim and seek fair compensation for your losses. But you may be unsure of when to hire an attorney—or even how.
Here, KJT Law Group will explore the pivotal question of “when” and “how” to hire a lawyer following a workplace accident. We’ll also explain the benefits of hiring a lawyer and how one could manage your personal injury claim.
You Benefit From Prompt Legal Action
California has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases. This means you have two years from the date you sustained your work-related injury or illness (or the date of its discovery) to file a case. If you don’t file your lawsuit within this deadline, you will likely be barred from legally pursuing compensation in the future.
By promptly hiring a lawyer, you help your case abide by any time-sensitive deadlines. They can work to investigate the accident, prepare your case’s paperwork, and protect your right to damages.
When You Could Benefit From Hiring Our Personal Injury Lawyers
If you suffered a workplace accident, you could have the basis of a personal injury and workers’ compensation claim. Your personal injury claim requires us to show that because another party’s negligence caused your accident, you have damages. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Here, we don’t have to prove negligence, only that you suffered an on-the-job injury.
In either situation, a lawyer could help you:
Combat a Denied Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation Claim
If the liable insurance company denies your legal claim, an attorney can help protect your rights and fight for fair compensation. This may involve gathering evidence, proving negligence, or otherwise dealing with the insurance company.
Understand Your Financial Recovery Options
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who suffer an injury or illness due to their job. It typically covers medical care and a portion of your lost wages. Everyone in California is entitled to workers’ compensation coverage, per the Department of Industrial Relations.
Even if you’re pursuing a personal injury claim, you should also know your rights and benefits under workers’ compensation, as they are two separate matters. Your workers’ compensation attorney can help you understand and navigate this system, pursuing each financial recovery avenue.
Identify Your Losses
Your compensable losses ultimately boil down to your situation. If you were injured on the job, and negligence was not at play, you could recover your medical expenses and two-thirds of your average weekly wage under workers’ compensation. If another party’s actions caused your condition, you could file a personal injury claim that would allow you to recover the full cost of your damages, including pain and suffering.
You may have compensable losses that you don’t even know about. That’s just another reason to hire a personal injury lawyer for a workplace accident. They can review the facts of your case, identify your damages, and pursue them from the liable parties.
Gather Evidence to Support Your Claim
A personal injury lawyer can gather evidence that could help prove your case. This information may include medical records, work records, photos or videos of the accident scene, and any other related documentation. Having strong evidence can convince the liable party to settle and offer the compensation you need.
You Don’t Need a Specific Reason to Hire a Lawyer
You don’t need a single reason to entrust your case to our law firm. You can work with us simply because:
- You don’t want to handle the claims process alone. Navigating the legal process and all of its red tape can prove overwhelming. You don’t need that while dealing with a serious condition. You deserve this time to focus on your well-being.
- You want to focus on your recovery period. Negotiating a fair settlement and gathering evidence is not something you want to take on while recovering from your injuries. Instead, a lawyer can handle those obligations, so you can put your full attention on recuperating.
How You Can Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
If you suffered a workplace accident, you can start a free consultation with KJT Law Group. Our personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers are available to answer your questions and explain your next steps. While we offer these case reviews, there’s no obligation to partner with us. We make exploring your options risk-free.
How Much It Costs to Work With Our Lawyers
When you entrust us with your personal injury claim or workers’ compensation case, you pay nothing out of pocket to retain our services. We don’t charge hourly fees or by-the-service rates. At the conclusion of your case, we take a portion of your settlement to account for our help, meaning you never pay anything out of pocket to work with our legal representatives.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer for a Workplace Injury Today
Hiring a personal injury attorney for a workplace accident can help protect your rights and compel fair compensation for your injuries. It’s essential to choose an attorney who has handled workplace accident cases previously and has a track record of successful outcomes.