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Slide Show: When Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have suffered a personal injury you may technically file a case by yourself. However, the skills of an experienced personal injury attorney can be significantly worth the money you spend. You may need the assistance of an attorney if you have suffered serious injuries, have a medical malpractice case or if an insurance company refuses to pay you. At The Reinken Law Firm, we help personal injury victims seek justice. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced. Call 203-541-0090

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Slide Show: Benefits Covered Under Worker’s Compensation

Have you been injured on the job and wondering what kind of benefits you’ll receive? Every worker injured on the job is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Under workers’ compensation, an injured employee is entitled to four kinds of benefits- weekly compensation benefits, permanent impairment benefits, payment of medical bills and vocational rehabilitation. If you have been hurt as the result of a workplace accident, the legal team at The Reinken Law Firm can give you the assistance you need to recover the full compensation you deserve. Call 203-541-0090 / 203-491-4404.

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When should I hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Personal injury attorney

If you have suffered a personal injury, you may, technically, file your case by yourself. However, the skills of an experienced personal injury attorney can be significantly worth the money you spend. A personal injury attorney has knowledge of personal injury laws and can effectively handle all the legal work for you.

You may certainly need the help of a personal injury attorney if:

You have suffered serious injuries: An accident compensation amount is mostly determined by the severity of injuries. The severity of your injuries will be measured by the medical bills, the type of injuries you have, and the length of time it will take you to recover. As your potential compensation amount increases, the range within which that compensation fall also increases. In such a case, it may be wise to have a lawyer handle your claim to make sure that you receive the highest compensation.

You have suffered long-term or permanently disabling injuries: If you have suffered an injury that has significantly affected your physical capabilities or appearance permanently, you may need a lawyer. It may not be possible for you to figure out how much such a serious injury is worth. You will certainly need the assistance of an experienced lawyer to get the most from your claim.

You have a medical malpractice case: If you have suffered an injury due to careless, unprofessional, or incompetent treatment at the hands of a medical professional, you may need a lawyer. The legal issues involved in a medical malpractice case are complex. You may need to hire a lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice cases.

An insurance company refuses to pay: You may need to hire a lawyer when an insurance company or government agency simply refuses to make any fair settlement offer for your injuries.

You have been injured due to toxic exposure: If you have suffered injuries because of exposure to contaminants in the air, soil, or water, in products, or in food, you may need to hire a lawyer. Toxic exposure claims are difficult to prove. Moreover, the chemical and other industries have highly experienced teams of lawyers to protect themselves. Fighting such big companies on your own may not be wise. It is best to seek legal help.

Contact our personal injury attorneys

Do not delay in pursuing the damages to which you are entitled. If you have sustained injuries because of someone’s negligence, we can help. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced. Call 203-541-0090 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. We do not charge a fee unless we win your case.

 

Finding a Qualified Personal Injury Lawyer

Need a Lawyer?

Were you seriously injured in an accident because of someone else’s actions? Whether the injury is physical or emotional, you can approach the court or the insurance company for a financial award to compensate you for your injuries and other damages. When doing that, you will need a good personal injury lawyer on your side. It is important that you do the research needed to find the right personal injury attorney for your case. Here are some tips to help you find the right personal injury lawyer for your case.

Finding a qualified Attorney

Personal injury is a specialized area of law in itself. Simply having a license to practice law before the court may not mean that the lawyer has the knowledge and experience to handle personal injury law and its complexities. Only a qualified personal injury lawyer will know all facets of your case and the compensation you may be entitled to. Many personal injury cases involve working with an insurance company. For the best outcome of your case, you will need an attorney who has established relationships with the auto and health insurance companies, and is someone who is aware of all the latest developments in both state statutes and the case law coming out of the courts.

To find a qualified personal injury lawyer, get the names of several lawyers and meet with each of them to discuss your claim. You can get referrals from referral services, friends and acquaintances. But make sure that you meet with the lawyers and discuss the case in detail before you make a decision. For these meetings, bring copies of all your documents: police report, medical records and bills, income loss information, and all correspondence with the insurance company. At The Reinken Law Firm, we do not charge a fee for an initial consultation.

Finding a Resourceful Law Firm

Typically, you get one shot with the law for your case, and personal injury litigations may get complicated. You will need a good attorney and a law firm with an excellent support staff and resources. To win a case, you need experienced investigators and auditors to locate witnesses and evaluate financial and medical records. Make sure that the firm has the skill and resources for your type of case.

Finding the Facts and Figures

There are some basic facts and figures you need to be aware of while looking for a personal injury lawyer. Having this information will help you make a realistic decision. Here are some questions you can ask to find out valuable information that will help with your decision.

  • How long has the lawyer been in practice?
  • What is the percentage of the lawyer’s practice that involves personal injury cases?
  • Does the lawyer most often represent plaintiffs or defendants?
  • How many lawyers would be handling the case? (Make sure that you meet all of them.)
  • What are the expenses the client will be responsible for? (Get them in writing.)
  • Is going to trial included in the expense list, or do you have to pay for it separately if it happens?

An experienced and qualified lawyer will take the long view and pursue a settlement that meets all of your needs. If you feel confident with the lawyer’s experience, and like their ideas on how to handle your case, you have probably found the right lawyer for your case.

Contact Us

The Reinken law Firm has 30 years of experience in handling many cases for victims of accidents in the Connecticut area. Do not delay in pursuing the damages to which you are entitled. If you have sustained an injury because of someone’s negligence, we can help. We focus on auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites and all other personal injury cases. Call 203-541-0090 or contact us via our online contact form.

 

Benefits under Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation benefit

Have you been injured on the job and wondering what kind of benefits you’ll receive? Every worker injured on the job is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits are a state-mandated program that consists of payments required by law to be made to an employee injured or disabled while at work.

Under workers’ compensation, an injured employee is entitled to four kinds of benefits- weekly compensation benefits, permanent impairment benefits, payment of medical bills and vocational rehabilitation.

Let us look at each of these benefits:

Weekly compensation benefit: This type of benefit is given to compensate an injured victim for wages lost while the injury or illness makes it impossible for them to work. This benefit is classified as temporary or permanent and total or partial. An injured victim, is therefore, entitled to four different types of disability benefits:

  • Temporary total disability: This type of disability prevents a victim from working at all, but only for a limited amount of time.
  • Temporary partial disability: This type of disability prevents a worker from doing some of the duties of their job, but for a limited amount of time.
  • Permanent total disability: In this type of disability, an injured victim is injured so badly that they are unable to return to work permanently.
  • Permanent partial disability: In this type of disability, although the damage is permanent, it has only partially impaired the victim’s ability to work.

Permanent impairment benefit: This benefit is awarded when an injury causes a permanent physical impairment. According to the American Medical Association, “a permanent impairment is usually a limitation of use or restriction of motion of a body part”.

Medical treatment benefit: An injured victim is entitled to receive medical benefits workers’ compensation, such as, hospital and medical expenses. A workers’ compensation benefit generally covers doctor visits, medications, and surgeries. In some cases, if an injured victim needs equipment to help deal with their injury, workers’ compensation may also cover the cost of buying that equipment. Additionally, workers’ compensation may also cover services like counseling, pain therapy, and acupuncture.

Vocational rehabilitation benefit: If a victim is unable to return to their previous line of work, the workers’ compensation insurer must pay for retraining so that the victim may be able to join into a new line of work.

Contact our workers’ compensation attorney

If you have been hurt because of a workplace accident, the legal team at The Reinken Law Firm can give you the assistance you need to recover and the full compensation you deserve. We offer a free initial consultation during which you can discuss your claim and concerns directly with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Call us today at 203-541-0090.

 

Car accident settlement

Factors that can affect a car accident settlement include your version of the accident and its consistency, evidence of negligence, and doctors’ opinions.

 

Single Car Accident- Causes and Liability

A single car accident

A single car accident is a type of accident in which only a single vehicle is involved. It may be caused by a driver colliding with a tree, building, or another obstacle. In the majority of cases, the driver is held at fault for the accident. However, if you can prove that the accident was the result of some obstacle, and not your fault, you may be able to shift the fault elsewhere and claim damages. The following are the causes and the parties that may be held liable for the cause of a single car accident:

Vehicle defect

A single car accident may take place because of a manufacturing defect, such as faulty brakes or poor alignment. In this case, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective vehicle and recover damages you sustained because of the accident.

Poor road design or maintenance

Poor road conditions or a lack of maintenance can cause a serious single car accident. If your accident was caused by poor road design or failure to maintain the roadway, you may sue the city, county, or other government entity responsible for the upkeep of the road. Suing the government is a difficult task. Hire an experienced attorney to assist you.

Another person’s negligence

A single car accident may happen when another person, motorist, or cyclist does something negligent that forces you to respond quickly. In this situation, you can hold the other person liable for the accident. However, before you file a lawsuit or a claim, be sure that you understand the negligence laws in your state.

Injured in a single car accident? Contact us

If you have been injured in a single car accident, contact the car accident lawyers at The Reinken Law Firm. We can help you claim damages for your injuries. We will take your case to court and recover compensation. For a free consultation, call 203-541-0090.

 

Lawsuit after a Construction Accident Death

There are two types of lawsuits you can file, if your loved one died in a construction accident: wrongful death action lawsuit and survivor action lawsuit. If you would like to file a wrongful death lawsuit contact the Reinken Law Firm at 203-541-0090.