Background of our firm
Our firm has concentrated in Worker’s Compensation for over forty years. We have proudly represented thousands of injured workers, and have paved the way for Worker’s Compensation rights. In the course of our practice we have been instrumental in the development of the current Worker’s Compensation Law. We have taught the business to numerous attorneys and support groups.
How Much Is My Injury Worth?
A work injury’s worth is based upon a combination of the average weekly wage of the injured party prior to the date of accident and the percentage of permanent disability incurred from the injury. Our office has been practicing workers’ compensation for over fifty years and we are experts in estimating an injury’s worth and what an insurance company and/or judge will award. Often times, an insurance company will try to settle with the injured party directly and often give them less than what the injury is actually worth. Don’t let the insurance company get away with giving you low settlements. The experience is that often the injured worker takes the first offer. Our experience has developed a system to carefully explore the nature of the injury plus the future effects and consequences that will develop over the lifetime. Our office will carefully review your claim in terms of the following:
- Do we have a final opinion from your doctor on your current disability?
- Do we need to consult or have the client examined by one of our numerous specialists to get a second and more comprehensive opinion?
- Have we carefully evaluated any unpaid bills?
- Have we reviewed the prospect of future medical treatment and future medical expense that may occur over a lifetime?
- Have we reviewed the option to keep the medical open for a lifetime, plus accept a cash settlement?
- Have we considered a cash settlement plus lifetime payments?
- Have we considered the Medicare and Social Security, and how it will effect the settlement?
- Have we considered any of the pension rights and disability pensions and how they will affect or interplay with the settlement?
- Have we considered the settlement and its effect not only currently, but in the future, on the earning capacity?
- Have we reviewed the prospect for re-education or vocational rehabilitation?
- Have we carefully examined prior results to determine the value of trial based on our prior experience?