Personal Injury? Work Injury?
This Is Your Guide to Legal Action in Orlando, FL
If you have suffered an injury at work or due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to a settlement if you take legal action. On this page, our legal team here at the firm of Michael J MacDonald, P.A. has put together a step-by-step guide on what to do following a personal or work-related injury. We’ll show you why it’s important to work with an experienced and knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney — and we’ll also provide you with a general timetable for how you can expect your case to unfold. Read on to learn more, and contact our Orlando, FL law firm at (407) 694-9290 today!
Dealing With Your Injury — Getting Treatment
Before anything else, it is important to pursue medical treatment for your personal or work-related injury. Not only is medical treatment important for your overall well-being — it can also provide proof of your injury and other consequences (such as missed work) it may create. If you are worried about paying medical costs, this is something that can be covered by your employer or the responsible party should you choose to pursue legal action.
Finding a Lawyer
If your injury is substantial (meaning you are out of work for more than a few days), it is typically a good idea to pursue legal action to ensure that you are compensated fairly for all damages incurred due to your injury. In these cases, it is vital to work with a lawyer you can count on to ensure that you get the settlement you deserve. Further, since Florida state laws are rather complex regarding the areas of personal injury and work injury, it is important to choose an attorney with a high-level of experience in both of these areas.
Investigating Your Case and Pursuing a Settlement
Once you have hired an attorney and presented your case, your attorney will then begin to investigate your claim in detail. The first thing that your lawyer will do is thoroughly interview you about how the accident happened, your background, and your medical condition and medical treatment. You lawyer will then obtain all of your medical records and medical bills to assess whether your case can be pursued through mediation or in a court of law.
If it is determined that your case can be pursued, your lawyer will begin making demands and negotiating terms with your consent. If your lawyer thinks that some of form of settlement can be achieved out of court (this is often the case with serious injuries), he or she will make a demand to the other attorney or the other side’s insurance company before filing suit. Once a lawsuit is filed, both parties still have the option to settle in mediation rather than in court. If this option is not pursued, your case will go to trial.
Michael J MacDonald, P.A.
The Right Choice for Your Injury Case
Michael J MacDonald, P.A. has more than a decade of experience representing those who have been injured at work or due to the negligence of another party in the state of Florida. His extensive knowledge of Florida state laws and his track record of success with past clients make him an excellent choice for both personal injury cases and work injury claims. Don’t let your injury go unsettled — let Michael J MacDonald, P.A. provide you with the counsel and representation you need to receive the compensation you deserve.
To schedule your consultation with Michael J MacDonald, P.A. and the rest of our legal team, contact our firm at (407) 694-9290 now!