Don’t Wait To Talk With A Lawyer

Aug 21, 2014 | Personal Injury

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This morning I had the pleasure of talking with a young man and his wife about his work injury.  We will call him Jaime.  He was injured in early 2012 on a oil production platform when a metal bar hit him in the ankle and head. Although it was routine for employees to work without their hard hats – the insurance company reduced his benefits by 50%.

Off work for four months – getting only a third of his pay, Jaime was finally discharged from medical care in September 2012.  When a check arrived at his home for about $1,500.00 he ignored his wife’s suggestion that he call an attorney.  He had a friend who also had a work injury – and the insurance company had called him to offer a settlement.  So Jaime waited.  And waited.

And waited.

Five months later he came to see me – and the first thing I saw was a small little paper called a Final Admission of Liability dated September 26, 2012.  It meant that his claim closed for the amount of money that the Insurance company wanted to give him.  Jaime didn’t have to cash a check, or get a phone call, sign anything, or agree to anything.  His case closed because he did what the insurance company wanted him to do:  Nothing.

His case closed, there was nothing I could do for him since he had received a valid Final Admission.  I asked him – why did you wait?  Did you not know that you could have talked with me for free?  I could have helped you.  Jaime said he was going to wait until he got a phone call from the insurance carrier offering him something.

Don’t make the same mistake.  Don’t wait – it costs you nothing.  Know your rights.  We are here to help you understand your rights and help you keep your case open so that you can get the benefits the law says you should get – not what the insurance carrier wants to give you. We have helped thousands of injured workers since 1997 get the benefits they deserve.   Contact us here or call us at 303-780-7329 for your FREE CONSULTATION.