After being injured from an electrical shock at a construction or job site, you are likely dealing with a great deal of trauma, both physically and emotionally. This event may have completely altered your life. Aside from dealing with the physical pain and the stress of recuperating, you may be wondering how your bills are going to get paid and where to turn. The Jackman Law Firm can help you make sense of this with our expert help.
First of all, your own health insurance through company should pay your medical bills if the injury occurred while you were not working. If you were on the job at the time, then Workmans’ Compensation should pay your bills. If there is a problem with this, let us know. At the end of your case, when it has settled, be aware that a portion of the medical bills that Workmans’ Comp paid will have to be repaid to Workmans’ Comp. In terms of the damages you are allowed to receive, legally-speaking, these are the categories: medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, out of pocket expenses, and loss of consortium.
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Pain and suffering is money for just what it sounds like: money to compensate you for the pain and the suffering you endured because of your accident. Loss of consortium is an amount of money that is intended to help compensate your spouse or legal partner for their injuries sustained as part of your accident.
It may seem unfair, but at times the insurance company for the company, most likely the general contractor, may allege that you did something wrong, either in part or in total to contribute to your accident. If this is your situation, you need to have an attorney who can fight to make sure that this argument does not hinder your case. The Jackman Law Firm has the resources, in the form of expert witnesses, who can do everything possible to minimize this argument’s impact on the overall outcome of your case.
Since we work on a contingency fee agreement basis, this means we do not get paid unless you do first. We will never send you a bill for our time or ask for a large retainer. Rather, we take a third of whatever recovery we obtain. The consultation is also free.