Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured on the job due to the negligence of a third party, they should be paying for your medical care, lost wages, and more.
You need an attorney who has the drive necessary to successfully resolve even the most complex cases involving personal injury.
When you choose Gilbert E. Fisher in Fresno, CA, you will work directly with our personal injury attorney from your first visit.
Breaking Down a Personal Injury
A personal injury suit can be brought against anyone whose negligence caused you injury. While car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents are all common causes of personal injuries, Mr. Fisher works exclusively with victims of workplace injuries. He can help if you've sustained an injury due to:
Personal injury damages usually include compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and more. To obtain compensation for your injuries, you must be able to prove that another person was at fault or acted negligently. To do this, you should put a personal injury lawyer like Mr. Fisher on your side.
Injured at Work? You May Qualify for Workers' Compensation
Workers’ compensation applies to an injury that occurred on the job. The only proof required to file a workers’ compensation claim is that the injury occurred on the job while performing duties related to your position. You can receive workers’ compensation benefits regardless of whether your injury was the result of your own or someone else’s negligence, such as your employer or a coworker.
Benefits are usually paid within a week of the injury and include compensation for medical expenses related to the injury, reimbursement of a percentage of your wages, and more.
Personal Injury Claims vs. Workers' Comp
A personal injury lawsuit often results in larger awards than a workers’ compensation claim, but there is also the potential to lose the case. One drawback of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit is that you must wait for a settlement or the conclusion of litigation before you receive your compensation.
Though they're paid out more quickly, workers' compensation benefits do not include compensation for “pain and suffering." Filing a workers’ compensation claim generally eliminates your ability to sue your employer or coworker for personal injury later on.
No matter which avenue you choose, it is critical to work with an experienced attorney to ensure that you are adequately compensated. Contact Mr. Fisher at our Fresno legal office to discuss your options today.
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