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What to Do If You Are Hurt on the Job: Three Tips

Best & Flatt, P.A. - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Have you or someone you know been hurt on the job? Hit by a car? Or in a car accident and hurt by another driver? If so, you are not alone.

On the average, car accidents disable or injure millions of Americans each year. Take the state of South Carolina, just as an example. In 2015, there were over 56,000 traffic accidents in this state alone.

These numbers are astonishing. And along with these high numbers come big problems. Lots of them. Some of these questions and problems might be: How do you face an insurance company? How do you handle legal matters? What do you do about legal challenges?

You are upset and you don’t know the law. What if someone you love was injured at work, or worse, killed in an accident? Where do you turn?

The first thing that needs to happen if you are injured on the job or involved in an accident is to get legal help. You need to reach out and contact an experienced personal injury lawyer or workers’ compensation lawyer. This professional will be able to get you through the legal process.

An experienced workers’ comp attorney or car accident attorney is trained and ready to help you. For example, in South Carolina Workers’ Comp can be a weekly total of up to $838. Your workers’ compensation attorney will be there to see that justice is done for you in your case.

Personal injuries are frightening and expensive. There are a lot of things to remember and a lot of things to look for when you need a personal injury attorney. Here are three things to remember as you go about finding the attorney that is right for you.

Do Your Homework

Make sure that you check out the lawyer you are considering. Check their professional background. Carefully examine their credentials. Be sure to look for an attorney who is licensed and in good standing.

Do Your Comparative Shopping

Have a discussion up front with the prospective about the attorney’s fees and costs. Most of these cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that the attorney only gets paid a fee if there’s a recovery. Also discussed the advanced costs and find out if you will be required to reimburse them. Make sure you know what the percentage for the contingency fee is. All of these are good questions that you should not be afraid to ask.

Do Your Networking

Make sure you talk to everyone. Ask around everywhere and be sure you can trust who you’re talking to. Then, speak with the attorney and find out if you feel that you will be able to trust this lawyer with your particular needs after being hurt on the job. Beware of promises or guarantees. Look for an experienced, solid lawyer who discusses the real facts of the case with you and offers real answers to you. This is what you deserve. This is what the lawyer is trained to do.

The legal process is complicated, but an experienced lawyer will be able to manage it for you. A good, experienced attorney will try to get the best, most realistic results that are possible for you. A well-qualified attorney will be there with you as you take your first steps in moving forward with your life after the trauma of your accident or of being hurt on the job.

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