I work at an autonation dealership and they had parked a line of cars in a row which was blocking my personal car in. I couldn't find the keys to the cars so I proceeded to push 2 cars out of the way. While pushing the second car, my ankle gave out, I heard a pop then sharp pain in the back of my leg. I could barely walk so I informed my mgr. and they sent me to the clinic where they said I ruptured my Achilles tendon and would need surgery and would be out of work for at least 3 months. I can't afford to get by on just disability or workman's comp because I have a son with a disability and he has a lot of medical bills.
You should get a local workers compensation lawyer to get wc benefits.
For better or worse, you're now in the workers' comp game. If it's a game where you don't know the game, don't know the rules, don't know the tricks of the game, don't know players in the game then you can't win the game against a seasoned pro (the insurance company). You should get someone on your team who knows.....a good WC lawyer.
Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab at the top of tdhis page to find a top rated lawyer.
It sounds like you have a serious injury. Not to make light of your situation, but if you're asking yourself the question do I need a Worker's Compensation attorney, then you probably need a workers compensation attorney. The system is full of pitfalls designed to hurt you. You can find a competent attorney on this site are at CAAA.org
I think you should get a free consultation from a good Workers' Compensation lawyer.
yes. your insurance company knows how the system works and they will use it to their advantage. Meet with a workers compensation attorney for a free consultation. I am sorry to hear about your situation, when you meet with the attorney let them know about your sons disability.
You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established
I believe it is a good time to meet with an attorney to determine if you are getting the benefits you deserve. If you are, then you may not need an attorney at this juncture and you will walk away with some free advice.
Disclaimers: Making a false or fraudulent workers compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine. Each case is pursued differently based on its own merits. As such, there is no guarantee as to the outcome of any case. No attorney/client relationship will be established by contact with this AVVO answer or any messages or emails from Silberman and Lam, LLP. Attorney/client relationship will begin only when a retainer has been signed.
I agree with the answers on my colleagues. The attorney is contingent on results and will not exceed 15%.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline