Contact the lawyer/engineer immediately if you're ready to (1) pay for all his time, possibly to include 100s of hours of reviewing materials and (2) you're ready to hear the claim isn't NOT the Million Dollar Baby you thought it might be.
In response to the workers' compensation portion of your question, you are advised to seek an opinion about the workers' compensation part of your claim as well as the other aspects of your claim. Please feel free to contact my office at 401 273 3000. The lawyers in my office routinely appear before the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court. Please let me know if we can be of any assistance. Best of luck.
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There is no reason not to contact the other attorney that you had, since they have a better understanding of the case. This sounds like it should be in the personal injury category so I will switch to see if you get any other answers.
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