Q: Do I need an attorney?
A: Attorneys are trained legal professionals who can explain the laws to you, help you evaluate your case, protect your legal rights, negotiate or mediate conflicts with insurance companies and other people, prepare documents for you and represent you in court. For those seeking compensation for a work related injury or other personal injury claim, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your matter and answer any questions you may have.
Q: What should I do if I am injured in an accident or at work?
A: Of course, you should seek medical attention immediately. Be sure to give an accurate account of how you got hurt to all medical personnel. Once you are able, call us so we can immediately begin our investigation and protect any rights you may have. You may be contacted by insurance companies, investigators or other corporate representatives after you are injured. Always refer them to Karchmar & Stone and NEVER give a recorded statement or sign any documents without first talking to one our attorneys.
Q: If I am hurt at work, what benefits am I entitled to?
A: An injured employee is entitled to receive the following:
1. All necessary medical services reasonably required to treat the injury. Where necessary, the employee is also entitled to physical, mental and/or vocational rehabilitation.
2. If the employee is unable to work as a result of the injury, he/she is entitled to receive weekly payments equal to two-thirds of the average weekly wage for the year before the accident, subject to certain limitations.
3. The employee is also entitled additional benefits for any permanent disability, scarring or other disfigurement. If the injury results in death, certain members of the employee’s family are entitled to benefits.
For further details, please contact us for a free consultation.