Long Term Medical Needs May Be Factored Into Either A Settlement Or A Jury Demand
Interviewer: What about when it comes to like economic damages or long-term medical needs? How does one get compensated there?
Brett Hollett: That would have to be factored into any potential settlement discussions or jury demand. Lost wages or the inability to return to work and any long-term medical needs will definitely be factored into any potential settlement demand or jury demand.
A Step By Step Breakdown of the Process Leading Up To a Personal Injury Claim
Interviewer: What is the first step someone should take, and step-by-step, what’s the process going to be looking like after that?
Brett Hollett: They should document their injury and preserve any evidence. If it’s at the workplace, they should inform their supervisor or inform someone else at their workplace that they’re in fact injured and where they were injured. If it’s a car accident, they should call the police and have the accident report done. If it’s a premise liability case, they should inform the owner of the property or the store manager that they’re injured and they should request a report be taken down.
After Documenting the Nature of the Injury, a Client Should Seek Immediate Medical Attention for Their Injuries
After they’ve put whoever on notice that they’ve been hurt, they should seek immediate medical treatment for their injuries. The doctor will document all of their injuries and provide them with a treatment plan. It is important to follow the treatment plan until the doctor releases you.
Loss of Employment or Potential Wages Has to be Factored in the Personal Injury Claim
Interviewer: What about situations where someone is injured in a way that he or she can no longer work the same way anymore?
Brett Hollett: Yes. That’s definitely part of your claim and that would have to be factored in. If you can no longer perform the type of job that you were doing prior to the accident, that is definitely something that you can claim as damages.
Affliction of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome May Justify Worker’s Compensation Litigation
Interviewer: What about a case that involves something along the lines of carpal tunnel syndrome? Could that potentially be or hypothetically be a personal injury case?
Brett Hollett: Not likely. These repetitive stress injuries are becoming quite common in the workplace but you would typically have to file a worker’s compensation claim rather than a personal injury claim. Filing a worker’s comp claim may be the only way to be compensated for this type of work-related injury.
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