If you are hurt while doing your job, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits, you may wish to pursue a personal injury claim in court or through the settlement process. What you may not be aware of, however, is the effect that one legal case will have on the other.
At Andrew J. Kopp, P.C., we have built a reputation as an experienced, knowledgeable law firm that knows how these “third-party claims” work and how to assist clients when trying to achieve their goals. If you come to our office in Oakland or Fremont, California, we can devise a strategy that meets your specific needs.
A common scenario that we see in our office is that someone who drives for his or her job is hurt in a car accident that someone else caused. Since you were hurt in the course of doing your job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Since someone else caused the accident, however, you may also wish to pursue a lawsuit for your injuries.
You may hire a different lawyer for each case, but each lawyer will only care about the outcome of his or her specific case. As your counsel, we know how a workers’ compensation claim can complicate a personal injury lawsuit and vice versa.
We know what the different deadlines and statutes of limitations are, and what the effects will be of resolving one case before the other. We are not just interested in pursuing whichever case will get you the most compensation; instead, we will work with you to figure out what works best for you and your future and work to help you get there.
These types of cases are extremely complex. You need a lawyer who knows the process and how to get positive results. Contact us today for a free consultation. We happily serve the areas of San Leandro, Oakland, Hayward, Union City, and Freemont, California.