If you are filing a lawsuit against your current, or ex-employer because of a workplace injury, you have a lot to consider before getting to the courtroom. Of course, you should have legal representation. Your attorney will help you develop answers to the questions you will need to answer in order to you’re your case.
Your attorney will have you sign a series of forms, which allow them to access your medical records. While estimating the value of your case, your Workplace injury lawyer, will take several things into account, including:
* the monetary cost of physical injuries
* the monetary cost of mental and emotional damage
* if the defendant should be punished
How a Personal Injury Case Works
The purpose of a personal injury case is to seek financial compensation, and monetary damages for the person who was injured. In order for this to occur, you must prove the defendant was legally responsible for the accident resulting in injury.Before the court case, all parties will have a chance to negotiate a settlement. These negotiations involve the plaintiff, the defendant, insurance companies, and attorneys for all parties. If an agreement cannot be reached during negotiations, the judge will provide two options:
1. Trial by a judge – The only person who has the power to make a decision is the judge.
2. Trial by jury – The case is heard in front of a panel of unbiased citizens.
If you have limited evidence, it is more difficult to convince a judge, than it would be to convince a jury.
The most common judgment in a personal injury case is compensatory damages. This is because the value can be proven through documentation. This judgment provides financial compensation to the plaintiff to cover:
* Medical bills
* Lost wages
* Property loss
* Pain and suffering
* Emotional distress
* Loss of consortium
It is important that you follow the advice of your Workplace injury lawyer at all times. Your actions during the trial can affect the case results.If you are searching for a quality personal injury attorney in the Boston area with more than 30 years of experience, contact the Law Offices of Burton J. Hass. Not only is he aggressive, in his representation, but he was voted one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Massachusetts. He is confident enough in his ability to represent clients who have suffered a personal injury that he guarantees that you PAY NO FEES unless you win the case!
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