Year: 2019

What to Expect from Our Law Firm

We know that contacting a personal injury attorney can be intimidating. The process of finding, interviewing, and hiring a lawyer is new to most people. We do our best to make this experience as simple as possible. First, we always provide free, no obligation case consultations. If you decide that our law firm meets your criteria, you are provided with a Client Bill of Rights.

We provide several guarantees. First, you will never be charged attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. So there are no up front ‘retainers’ commonly charged at other law firms. Second, we provide each new client with 30 days to “try us out.” If you are not completed satisfied with our legal services in the first 30 days, you may collect your client file from our office and walk away, no questions asked and at no expense. Third, if a client is dissatisfied at any time with our legal services, you may contact a partner of the firm and the situation will be addressed within 24 hours. Remember, we are injury lawyers putting YOU first!

Personal Injury Attorney 

At our firm, we are proud of the level of service and individual attention that we provide to each and every client. Ever hear horror stories of people being unable to reach their lawyer? Well we hear them all the time from clients who come to us from other injury law firms. Our founding partners have one mission: To provide each client with aggressive legal representation and individual personal attention. We understand that what you are going through is unpleasant. Our level of service is designed to make this process bearable.

Our firm was organized by some of the most respected trial attorneys in the midwest. This level of achievement was based on many years of hard work and success in and outside of the courtroom. All of our lawyers are top level personal injury attorneys, committed to our mission of personal service. Contact a lawyer in our office today to discuss your case and our client guarantees.

How Workers’ Compensation Laws Work

Workers’ compensation law differs from other types of personal injury claims. Workers’ compensation laws were developed as a response to the needs of injured miners who had no recourse for financial recovery after a work accident. Some states have a unique set of workers’ compensation laws, each of which provide a path for work injury victims to recover medical costs and lost wages, excluding the option of filing personal injury lawsuits against their employers. There are exceptions to this general rule of “claim exclusivity” however.

Workers’ Compensation laws are generally designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fair monetary compensation. But sometimes companies and private employers disregard these laws and fail to pay sufficient money to those injured or disabled on the job. From sending employees to “employer-biased doctors” to threatening injured employees with termination, unfair treatment of injured employees is commonplace in workers’ compensation claims. This is the primary reason why it is critical to contact an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer from the start.

Temporary Total Disability (TTD)

The first work comp term we’ll look into is temporary total disability (TTD). If you have been injured on the job, and missed work as a result of the injury, you can seek TTD benefits. A doctor must certify that you are unable to return to work because you are recovering from the injury.

Temporary Partial Disability

Temporary partial disability comes into play if you are injured on the job, and the doctor limits your physical activity. If the injury prevents you from performing certain job requirements, but you can still work at a reduced job level, temporary partial disability will cover the pay difference.

Permanent Disability in Excess of Physical Impairment

Permanent disability in excess of physical impairment (PPD > PPI) is not something that the insurance companies will often tell you about. In certain situations, victims of work-related injuries may be entitled to disability payments above the physical impairment. This would be talked about once the employee approaches the maximum medical improvement.

Total and Permanent Disability (TPD)

If an injury is so severe that a worker is completely disabled for the remainder of his or her life, the employee would be eligible for permanent and total disability benefits.

Get a ƒWorkers Compensation Attorney On Your Side

We are well-respected workers’ compensation lawyers. Our lawyers have authored books dealing with workers’ compensation claims and have been interviewed by news media on television and across the web. Simply put, we handle workers’ compensation claims with a level of professionalism and dedication that is unmatched by any other law firm. If you have been injured at work or on a construction site, contact a workers’ compensation lawyer at our law firm for an immediate confidential consultation.