Should I get a lawyer

Asked over 1 year ago - Atlanta, GA

i had a step ladder give way and caused me to fall back and hurt my back . i reported it and saw a doctor on their list and was put on light duty . and must have a follow up in 7 days

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  1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill

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    Answered . Was it at work or home? At the minimum, you should call several lawyers (worker's comp if you were hurt at work or product liabiliy if you were injured at home) for free phone consultations and/or in person consultations to determine if you have a claim.

  2. Scott Benjamin Riddle

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    Answered . Why do you think you need a lawyer? Were you actually injured, or just a bruise? You reported it to who? Who's list?

  3. Thomas Andrew Miller

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    Answered . Can't hurt to talk to a lawyer. Where you go from there depends on several factors.

    *Attorney Thomas Andrew Miller (678-807-9519) provided this Reply which is intended to be helpful to the Asker and... more
  4. Douglas Francis Kaleita

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    Answered . From your description of the situation, it sounds like this happened on the job. The statement that you saw a doctor from their list suggests that you mean an employer's panel of phsycians. If this is a workers' compensation injury, then wether you need an attorney or not will depend on multiple factors, including how severe the injury is, what type of treatment will be needed, whether the doctor you are seeing is good or is more of a "company doctor," whether you are missing work or not, and whether the insurance company willingly accepts the claim. If it is a job injury, it certainly would not hurt to call a workers' compensation attorney to discuss the matter, as virtually all of us will consult with and advise you for free in order to determine whether you need an attorney or not.

  5. David Ian Schoen

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    Answered . May be a products liability claim.

  6. Albert Lee Crosner

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    Answered . Unfortunately you have not given us very many specific facts about what happened and where it happened or how badly you were injured and who you reported your fall to. Makes it hard to give advice. Sorry you were hurt. Good luck.

    Mr. Crosner is licensed to practice law in California and has been practicing law in California since 1978. The... more
  7. Nicholas Dale Benzine

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    Answered . Sounds like a textbook workers compensation claim. We are experienced workers compensation attorneys and would be glad to take a look at your case. Call us today for a free consultation 678-825-5430

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  8. Michael R Crosner

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    Answered . If you were on the job at the time then you should consult a local workers compensation attorney

    This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney .... more
  9. Josh P Tolin

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    Answered . If this were at home, a products liability is you only theory, and unless you sustained a permanent injury, these are very expensive cases to litigate, and your costs of litigation may outweigh any recovery. If it happened at work, contact a workers comp attorney.

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