A work accident here in Billings can be a very devastating situation that
may pose a lot of negative thoughts right after it occurs. This shouldn't
happen, because positive things can come out of it, despite the possibility
of your suffering lifelong injuries. Your first step is to hire a personal
injury lawyer, and we're there for you here at
Odegaard Braukmann Law. Once you work with us, we'll show you the positive steps that can
be taken to help you gain justice from an accident occurring in the work place.
One of the biggest misconceptions some accident victims have is that they
think they'll only be entitled to workers comp and nothing else. We'll
show you this doesn't necessarily have to stand if you find out someone
else was to blame for your accident while on the job.
Can You File a Separate Personal Injury Claim?
The answer to the above question is "maybe", depending on a number
of factors. However, if a third party is partially or completely at fault
for your injuries, it's possible you could have compensation from
two different sources, including automatic workers comp.
It's understandable that many clients don't think filing both is
possible in such a complicated legal world. Regardless, we can help you
file for both, even though it's going to require you working closely
with us since it could lead to complex situations.
Dealing with Workers Comp and a Personal Injury Claim
Dealing with workers compensation is complex on its own because some people
filing for it are initially turned down based on how insurance companies
operate. This may require attending hearings in order to appeal and show
definitive evidence through your medical records that you need workers
comp in order to financially survive.
This may be going on at the same time as a trial for your personal injury
claim. So it could be a busy time for litigation, though we'll help
you every step of the way. Believe us, it can be worth it when you win
both cases. When you have strong and compelling evidence showing how bad
your injuries were as the result of someone's negligence, your chances
of winning go up astronomically.
Contact us here at
Odegaard Braukmann Law so we can start working with you immediately and protect the evidence
necessary to win both cases. If dealing with workers comp appeals and
a personal injury claim sounds tough, know that we have plenty of experience
dealing with both at the same time. We'll ease the burden of the litigation
and give you the peace of mind that our legal expertise will help toward
gaining quick resolutions in both situations.