When you have suffered a serious injury, it is only natural to focus your attention on healing and getting back to your regular activities. And if you have been hurt in a workplace accident, you might think that you should wait until your medical treatment wraps up before you contact a lawyer and think about pursuing damages.
But the truth is that you should hire a lawyer as soon as possible after you have been hurt at work.
There are a couple of reasons for this. First, you have a limited amount of time to pursue a lawsuit against a non-subscriber employer (that is, an employer who does not participate in the workers’ compensation system). In general, you have two years, but in some circumstances, the time may be shorter. And there is no reason to wait to get things started.
In fact, there are plenty of reasons not to let things drag on. Among them is the fact that your employer and their insurance company may make you a low-ball offer in an effort to stay out of court. Having a lawyer on your side can help ensure that you are not bullied or tricked into accepting a settlement that is simply too small.
You Don’t Have to Wait to Be Compensated
Now, you might be thinking that the reason to wait to file a lawsuit is so that you have a complete set of medical expenses for which you can seek compensation. The good news is that a skilled attorney can help you collect damages not only for present medical expenses but also for potential future expenses related to your injury. Similarly, your lawyer can pursue compensation for lost wages—both present wages and future wages that may be restricted due to your injury.
We Can Help With Non-Subscriber Employer Cases
While SJ Injury Attorneys does not take workers’ comp cases, we have the experience and expertise you want on your side if your job is with a non-subscriber employer. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get to work pursuing all of the compensation to which you may be entitled.