I was in a car wreck while on the job. Is it better to have a workers comp lawyer handle everything?
When someone’s in a car wreck, that happens while they’re also working on the job, one of the things they’re concerned about is, do I need to get two lawyers? One lawyer to handle the car wreck and one lawyer to handle the worker’s comp part of the case. When you have a lawyer who knows how to do both car wrecks and workers comp, then that lawyer has the skills in both areas in order to handle the case properly, and that’s important because those cases will overlap.
There are important legal concepts with workers comp that can affect the outcome of that personal injury case, and they’re important concepts with a personal injury case that can affect the workers comp case. If you have a case that involves some outside third party, and it’s always important to get a lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced and skilled in both areas.
We have done a large amount of cases that involve both this third-party type, as well as workers compensation, so I’m one of those people who is knowledgeable and skilled in both areas.