Why You Should Consult A Lawyer After a Personal Injury
The statistics for the amount of people who suffer personal injuries each year is astounding with some 30 million Americans heading to the emergency room because of incidents such as these. A far more worrying fact is that the majority of these injuries are caused because of the fault, or the negligence of another. Even more scary than that, personal injury is actually the fourth most popular cause of death in the United States.
I myself suffered a personal injury some years ago in the workplace through no fault of my own, and after being treated I was forced to change my job. I was reluctant to consult a legal team but after a friend recommended Groth & Associates, I was so pleased that I eventually sought legal counsel. If you should ever have a personal injury as a result of someone else’s mistake, here is exactly why you should seek legal assistance.
Contrary to popular belief, making a case against someone because of their negligence which has resulted in your injury is not about getting a payday or sticking it to the guilty party but rather preventing this from happening again. Let’s say that you have had an accident at work because of bad practices, or tasks not being carried out correctly, it is highly unlikely that your employer will change their ways on the back of your injury. Should you win personal injury claim against your employer however, then you can bet your bottom dollar that they’ll want to change the way that they do things, to avoid this happening again.
Even if you have only received light injuries, there is no telling what is going on beneath the surface, or what damage you have done which could cause you issues later in life. The common injuries like blows to the head, sprains and bone breakages, could very well have dire consequences for you later in life, when it will be too late to do anything about what happened to you. Instead of ignoring the problem, you should address it head on and get the justice which you deserve.
And finally, receiving compensation is something which you should be looking to do, and you should look at this option for a number of reasons. Firstly you may have difficulty working later in life which would end up losing you money, you may not get paid for your sick days by your employer, something else that could cost you a lot of money. The other aspect of compensation is that were you to be injured as the result of a company’s negligence or faulty products, you deserve to get some justice and hitting them in the pocket, where it hurts most, is the best way to do just that. The ‘claim’ culture has soured the water somewhat for those looking for compensation but as long as you have a legitimate claim, you are entitled to push on with the case.
Don’t ignore your personal injury, seek legal counsel and find out what your options are.