Archive for May 29, 2012

Workers Compensation Pre-Hearing

Workers Compensation

When you have suffered a Workers Compensation injury and have had a Workers Compensation claim filed, which may have been done by your employer, you or your Workers Compensation Lawyer, you may eventually receive notice of a pre-hearing.  If you do receive such a notice it is likely that your Workers Compensation Lawyer will handle this on your behalf and no action will be required by you personally; however, if you do not have a Workers Compensation Lawyer at that point it is important that you speak to one so that they can help guide you in your case.

A Workers Compensation pre-hearing is not an actual hearing; no evidence will be presented to the Administrative Law Judge and no final decision will be issued by a Judge relative to your case.  The pre-hearing serves as a way for your Workers Compensation Lawyer and the lawyer for the employer to meet and discuss your case.  In most instances the pre-hearing will be continued for some period of time so that further action can be taken in your case; this can include completion of your medical treatment, collection of your medical records, receipt of the results of an IME or any number of other reasons.  However, once the majority of the workup on your case has been done, your Workers Compensation Lawyer may try to negotiate a settlement for your case or schedule a mediation with a Judge for the next appearance.  In any event, it is always good to have a Workers Compensation Lawyer representing you at a pre-hearing so that you know that your case is being handled with the proper care.

If you have a Workers Compensation case and would like to speak with a Workers Compensation Lawyer contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.

Filing a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

Motorcycle Accident

If you have been involved in a Motorcycle Accident and are interested in filing a lawsuit you would be best served by speaking with Motorcycle Accident Attorneys before you did anything by yourself.  The reason is that with the help of Motorcycle Accident Attorneys you will probably be able to obtain greater compensation than you would have if you handled the case by yourself and hopefully, your Motorcycle Accident Attorneys will help make sure that you are not incurring more costs than are necessary to handle your Motorcycle Accident case.

The First benefit in hiring Motorcycle Accident Attorneys is that you will be able to get greater compensation for your Motorcycle Accident than if you handle your Motorcycle Accident case on your own.  When you hire Motorcycle Accident Attorneys the insurance companies do not expect to be able to settle your claim quickly and at a fraction of the cost, as they would otherwise.  While bringing in Motorcycle Accident Attorneys means that they will be due a fee, in the end you will see greater compensation than if you did not have Motorcycle Accident Attorneys on your side.  Additionally, with Motorcycle Accident Attorneys you may not even need to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your Motorcycle Accident.

That brings up the second point that with Motorcycle Accident Attorneys you can avoid unnecessary costs.  The biggest unnecessary cost is often the lawsuit itself; if your Motorcycle Accident Attorneys are able to conclude your case without a lawsuit you can avoid the cost of filing a lawsuit, hiring experts and putting together a costly case.

If you have been injured in a Motorcycle Accident and would like to speak with Motorcycle Accident Attorneys contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.