If you have been injured due to the negligence of your employer, they are supposed to cover your medical bills as well as other things. However, your employer may not want to pay for things like your past medical treatment and any ongoing treatment you may need to have. That means that you are going to have to do something so that you can get what you deserve. There are several things you can do, but the easiest is for you to go to a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law and let them handle it for you. There are several reasons for you to go to a lawyer to deal with your case.
One reason is that the lawyer is going to be better at negotiation that you are. There are several reasons for that, but the biggest one is that they are going to be less personally invested in it than are you. They will be able to pull up points of law that you may not be familiar with and use them in their negotiation as well, which can be good for your side.
Ideally, you want to get a nice big settlement from your employer. If you try to handle it yourself, they are likely to give you the smallest possible amount. However, bringing in a lawyer may scare your employer a little bit and make them want to give you a bigger settlement. Your lawyer can also use the threat of taking them to court instead of settling out of court as a way to get you a bigger settlement. No one wants to have your case go to court. If it does go to court, it will take longer and just drag on and be more stressful and more work for everyone involved. That's why having your lawyer talk to your employer's lawyer to get you as big a settlement as possible is in your own self-interest.
Your employer might try to do everything they can to make the accident look like it was your fault. Your lawyer is going to do what they can to make sure that you are defended, which may help you to successfully win your case.
If you have been injured at work, you may be entitled to money for your medical costs as well as disability. A lawyer can help you get that.Share