Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in the workplace?
When a person has been killed or has suffered catastrophic injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, getting even is not the answer. Serious personal injury and wrongful death cases are about helping the injured or aggrieved rebuild their lives the best they can. They will never get even; their lives are forever changed.
Compensation for Your Serious Injuries Is Attainable
Serious injuries require care and compassion. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, limb amputation, burns, multiple fractures or other serious injuries are life changing and have long lasting effects. If you have been seriously injured in a workplace accident, you may face:
- Physical suffering
- Loss of mobility
- Mental and emotional pain
- Impairment and disability
- Constant treatments
- Medications and therapies
- Loss of professional and social life
There is no magic cure for these struggles; however, you should receive the compensation you need to help you through them – for now, as well as for the rest of your life.
How Can You Secure the Highest Possible Compensation?
Serious workplace injury cases are complex and they usually involve large amounts of money. For these reasons, these cases will be fiercely defended by the negligent party and their insurance company. You will need legal counsel; the criteria for selecting the best injury lawyer for you should be based upon the fundamentals of the settlement process:
The Strength of Your Case
This means proving that the other party caused the accident and that the accident caused the injuries.
- Is the case watertight or was the victim partially to blame?
- Is there an official report of the accident or will you need to rely on witnesses?
- Was the accident caused by negligence or was it due to recklessness or assault?
- Can you prove that the injuries were not present before the accident?
The Medical Issues
At the core of your case are the life-changing effects of your injuries. Brain and spinal cord injuries are difficult to diagnose and their full effects can appear later in time. Understanding what electromyography (EMG) tests show and how the patient has suffered lumbar or cervical radiculopathy (disease of the nerve roots), for instance, is essential to the assessment of impairment and the value of the case. A lot of energy and time will go into dealing with the medical experts, reading and interpreting medical reports, preparing for counter-arguments, researching similar cases, and selecting the proper treatments and therapies.
The Settlement Value Calculation
When calculating the cost of serious, life-changing injuries, a small mistake can have a huge impact. Calculating the value of a lost professional life requires convincing, comparative arguments. In the case of paralysis and impairments such as loss of speech, all the adjustments to be made in your life need to be considered – from adaptive accessibility devices to special services like home care or home-delivered meals. How do you value emotional damage?
The Defendant’s Strategy
People and companies will go all the way to protect their interests when large amounts of money are involved. You may be overwhelmed by suffering and grief, but for the defendant, emotions are not part of the equation. Insurance companies are not driven by guilt or compassion. They use sophisticated software to calculate the highest limit of your settlement and will challenge every single element of your case. They will try to use any inaccuracy or mistake in your case to destroy your arguments. A fighter and winner, Dallas injury attorney Kay Van Wey is also the compassionate and approachable attorney you need for your case. Contact Van Wey Law today to schedule your complimentary consultation.