Sometimes it just happens. Someone is injured and the injury causes permanent disability. Or someone is temporarily unable to work due to an injury, and the employer can’t hold the injured person’s job. If either of these situations describes you – now or in the future – you’re going to need the help of an experienced California personal injury attorney.
If an injury causes permanent disability and you are unable to resume working, a good personal injury lawyer will help you obtain whatever benefits are available. It helps if your personal injury lawyer is also familiar with Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation. Much will depend on the circumstances of your injury. Was it work-related? Was it caused by another person’s negligence? The law typically limits the amount of time you have to file claims or apply for benefits, so if you’re injured, you’ll need to act promptly. If another person’s negligence was responsible for your injury – or if your injury was work-related and a third party’s negligence was responsible – you’ll probably be able to pursue a personal injury claim.
If you expect to recover from your injury and return to work, an experienced personal injury attorney may be able to negotiate with your ex-employer and help you keep your job. Should that option be unavailable, a good personal injury lawyer will work to help you find and obtain the benefits you need until new employment is available.
In either case – temporary or permanent disability – an experienced personal injury attorney will work with employers, doctors, and financial experts to calculate the full amount of your losses and to obtain the compensation you deserve. If you’re injured and unable to work, either temporarily or permanently, get the help you need and the justice you deserve. Speak right away with an experienced California personal injury attorney.