A Serious Lung Injury: 9 Reasons Why Contacting a Lawyer Could Save You Money

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If you have been injured and developed a serious lung injury, then you could be entitled to compensation. You will be eligible for compensation if your injuries were caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness. You could also be owed money if you were injured inside another person’s business because they left hazardous objects lying around.

If you want to get compensation and think that you are entitled to it, then you will need to contact a lawyer. Not only can a lawyer get you the compensation that you deserve, but they can save you money while doing so. Here’s how:

Providing Compensation

Compensation isn’t a way of saving money, but rather receiving money for injuries and mistreatment that you have suffered. In terms of lung injuries, the most common one that claims are made about is damage caused by paraquat. These injuries are referred to by the term “paraquat lung” and can cause serious problems for patients who suffer from them. If you have developed paraquat lung after exposure to paraquat, then it’s important that you seek out compensation. Compensation can help you to lead a normal life and recover from your injuries, without needing to return to work.

Work Leave

As mentioned in the last part of the previous section, compensation means that you won’t need to return to work right away (or ever). A lawyer can get you compensation. If you don’t approach a lawyer and ask them to represent you, then you won’t be able to get it, and therefore, won’t be able to take time off of work. If you do take time off of work then you won’t be compensated for the time off and will lose a lot of money.

Medical Expenses

After a lung injury, proper medical care is essential. You need to be seen by specialists, who can treat your condition and help you to recover. Unfortunately, healthcare in the United States isn’t cheap, even if you have health insurance. A lawyer will be able to ensure that you are compensated for any medical expenses incurred in the treatment of your lung injuries. This means that either your lawyer will pay for them outright or you will have to, but that the expenses will be refunded when the compensation case is won. This gives you the ability to seek out excellent healthcare treatment, without worrying about the cost.

Legal Fees

You might think that working with a lawyer is expensive, and while this is partially true, it’s not something that will affect you. When you work with a personal injury lawyer, more often than not you will work with them as part of a no-win-no-fee agreement. A no-win-no-fee agreement is an arrangement between lawyers and their clients whereby lawyers don’t receive payment for their services until the case has been won. In these cases, the lawyer usually receives between 30-40% of the final financial settlement that’s made. If the case is lost, then there’s nothing to pay.

Costly Mistakes

If you don’t have legal experience, then trying to manage your own compensation claim is a disaster waiting to happen. You won’t have the expertise to be able to win your case, and once your case has failed, you won’t be able to make another claim. What this means is that you only have one shot at compensation, and you need to make it count. Working with a lawyer will save you the stress, headache, and loss of money that you will experience when you try to represent yourself.

Claim Costs

In addition to saving you from losing out on compensation altogether, working with a lawyer will also mean that you don’t have to pay the various costs that are associated with putting forward a legal claim. In most states, you have to pay for your claim submission to the courts. If you are only going to make a claim to an insurance company, however, then there aren’t any costs associated with the claim process, just legal technicalities and hurdles to jump over. Insurance adjusters are notorious for lowballing when it comes to claim valuations. If you don’t have legal experience, you won’t be able to negotiate with them to get your claim value up. A lawyer will, though.

Great Resources

If you were going to represent yourself, then you would need to access legal resources like books and online articles. Accessing this information wouldn’t be free unless you were a student, which you probably aren’t. Lawyers on the other hand have extensive libraries of resources, which they can draw upon to address any case or claim. This means that they are able to research any area of law on short notice, which can make them better to work with. Even if the lawyer you select isn’t an expert in lung injuries, they soon can be.

Recovery Focused

One of the greatest advantages of working with a lawyer is that they can work on your case while you focus on your recovery. It’s not easy dealing with lung injuries, because they can be very debilitating. If you are trying to represent yourself, then you’re bound to stress yourself out. Because lung injuries are so serious, you need to hire a lawyer so that you can relax and don’t have to worry about your compensation claim. Your lawyer will handle your case for you, leaving you with nothing to do other than to get better.

Complete Honesty

Lastly, it’s important to diverge from this post’s topic to make something clear: when you are explaining your case’s details to the lawyer that you have chosen to work with, make sure that you are as honest as possible. One of the worst things that you can do when you are making a personal injury claim is to embellish aspects of your case or make false statements. If they are discovered at any point, then your lawyer will likely fire you as a client and the insurance adjusters that are assessing your case will refuse to offer you a settlement.

If you have suffered lung injuries and it wasn’t your fault, then you need to speak to a lawyer. A lawyer will help you to get the compensation that you deserve while giving you the time to focus on your recovery and get medical treatment.