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What Are Your Rights as an Injury Victim?

People are injured all the time; whether it’s in a car accident, while on the job, or even while simply walking down the street or through the aisles of their supermarket. In many cases, these injuries are through no fault of your own, but rather happen because of the negligent behavior of someone else, inflicting pain and suffering on you that you have no choice but to deal with. Fortunately, as an injury victim you have rights, and the more you know those rights, the better you’ll be able to defend them. Here is just a brief list of your rights as well as some explanations for each of them.

You Have the Right to Treatment

If you have been injured while on the job, your injury case is significantly different from that of someone who was injured on their own time. In Florida, the worker’s compensation system guarantees you the right to medical treatment and cost coverage in exchange for forfeiting your right to sue your employer. However, this principle also carries over to other forms of injury law as well, where you have the right to compensation for the losses (expenses) you incur as a result of an accident or injury.

Therefore, if you have been injured, you should not hesitate to report the injury to whoever is responsible (especially if your injury happened at work). This can help make sure your case is handled properly, that you receive the compensation you deserve, and that you have a record of your injury that those responsible cannot dispute. You also shouldn’t hesitate to seek attention from a medical professional so you can start getting the treatment you need. The longer you wait, the worse your injury could be come, and the more those responsible will contest that your injury is more the fault of some other circumstances rather than the ones they are responsible for.

You Have the Right to Compensation

You have the right to be compensated for your losses you sustain as a result of your injury. If you have been hurt in a car accident, a slip and fall injury, or in any other type of accident that isn’t work related, you and your Stuart personal injury attorney have the right to demand those responsible compensate you for your losses in the form of medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, medication costs, mental anguish, pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, and much more. It’s important that you review your case with an attorney who can help you truly determine its value and know what you can and can’t demand as a part of your case.

When you have been injured at work, your case will be handled differently, but you do still have the ability to demand compensation for some of these losses as well. Work injuries entitle you to fully-paid treatment for your medical expenses, rehabilitation treatments, and much more, as well as compensation for lost income due to time that your injury forced you to miss work.

You Have the Right to a Smooth, Swift Resolution to Your Case

While it’s normal for some aspects of your case to take some time, far too many people who rely on insurance companies to take care of them wind up unsatisfied and unhappy with the results, often because they’re left to foot the bill for thousands of extra dollars because they didn’t know any better.

As your attorneys, we here at Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC firmly believe that you have the right to be informed about the status of your case, including being notified as soon as possible should any news develop. We strongly encourage an open line of communication with each of our clients, and we do our best to promptly return phone calls and emails to ensure your questions are answered quickly.

You also have the right to representation when you have been injured, and as your advocates, our team is dedicated to your best interests. We believe you should be in charge of your case, and that’s why we take the time to listen to your goals and make them to focal point of all our strategic decisions. As a result, we have built a long list of satisfied clients and a long history of successful cases.

If you have been injured through the fault of another, call Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC today at 866-675-4427 for acase evaluation.