Choosing a lawyer to represent you isn’t always the easiest decision. After all, you want someone you can trust, someone who you know will go to bat for you each and every time you need them to. You want someone who is truly going to do everything they can to ensure that you get the outcome you want. When it comes to personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, this is especially important. These cases can be extremely complicated and complex, especially if you are not given the proper guidance and information by your attorney. This happens far more often than you would imagine as many lawyers are not familiar with many of the legal ins and outs that could potentially alter your case.
Athens’ most trusted law office, The Monk Law Firm, however, is more than prepared to take on your case. We have the experience and the passion to help you achieve the resolution you are looking for. Whether you have been injured in an accident on the job or you were hurt in a car accident, you can guarantee that we will go above and beyond for you until the case is resolved.
How were you injured?
There are several different reasons you could possibly need a personal injury or workers’ comp attorney. One of the main reasons we hear from Athens’ locals is that they have been injured in a car wreck and they are looking to hold the other party responsible. Additionally, injuries or illnesses that occur because of your workplace can also require the help of a responsible lawyer.
What’s the difference between a workers’ comp and a personal injury lawyer?
One of the most common questions we get at our law firm is whether a client is in need of a personal injury lawyer or a workers’ compensation lawyer. We first should make it clear that there are times when these two areas of the law do overlap and therefore, the expertise of both a personal injury lawyer and a workers’ comp lawyer will be needed. Alternatively, it is entirely possible that you may just need the legal assistance of one or the other. In order to clear up any confusion, let’s talk about the differences between these two separate areas of the law.
Workers’ compensation is offered to people who have been hurt while they were at work. In cases like this, you do not have to prove fault. This means that even if it was something you did that led to your injuries, you are still entitled to compensation. Most of the time, these benefits will cover income that was lost and your medical expenses due to the injury you sustained in your place of employment.
On the other hand, in a personal injury case, you have to be able to prove fault and that the injuries you sustained were due to another person’s negligence. If you are not able to, the chances that you will be receiving compensation is slim to none. This is an important thing to know before you even seek out a lawyer. If you are on the fence, however, you may want to consult with a lawyer first to see if you even have a case worth pursuing.
Need assistance with your injury case?
If you are unsure what sort of case you have, or you simply need to get into contact with an attorney who will go the extra mile for you, schedule a consultation with the talented legal team at The Monk Law Firm. Our lawyers know how to fight to get you the compensation you deserve in a personal injury or workers’ compensation case. Call us right now to learn more!