Many workers who get hurt on the job have as many as THREE different cases they can bring. Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability.
You certainly have the right to separate lawyers for each case, but that is a bad idea. Much better that one firm handle all cases that flow naturally from your workplace accident. This is true of Social Security Disability, but it’s especially true of Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury.
Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury are different laws with different judges in different courts. However, they are also connected by law. They are connected in ways that can keep you from getting the money, benefits, and medical treatment you are entitled to. But they can also MAXIMIZE YOUR SETTLEMENT AMOUNT.
Statements you make — both orally and in writing — in your Workers’ Comp case can be used against you in your Personal Injury case. Also, statements your Workers’ Comp doctor, and the insurance doctors, can be used against you.
On the other hand, smart and strategic handling of both cases can result — as it has for my firm in case after case — in a maximized recovery on both cases. That’s why we recommend that you use one law firm when you suffer a workplace accident: for Workers’ Comp, and Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability.