Personal Injury FAQ

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Which personal injury cases do you handle?
Little, Schellhammer, Richardson, and Knowlan Law Offices, P.C. takes cases involving auto and truck accidents, riverboat and railroad accidents, defective products, medical negligence, and nursing home negligence.

If I'm injured on the job, can I be recompensed?
Yes. As long as you were working during your shift when you were injured, you may be able to receive compensation for your injury. Contact our attorneys to find out more.

How does workers' compensation work?
Workers' compensation covers your medical expenses and wage loss when you're injured at work. Not every company offers workers' compensation. For example, riverboat and railroad companies do not have this type of insurance. Instead, The Jones Act insures riverboat employees while Federal Employers Liability Act covers railroad workers.

What is the difference between workers' compensation and The Jones Act and FELA?
The main difference is unlimited recovery. Workers' compensation only offers you a certain amount for your recovery whereas The Jones Act and FELA can compensate you for any amount. However, there are certain types of treatment that may not qualify. Our attorneys can help you determine whether you are eligible.

What can I be compensated for?
If your claim is successfully filed, you may be entitled to receive compensation for: medical bills, treatment, wage loss, reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

What should I do after being injured?
Following an injury, you should reach one of our experienced attorneys. By turning to our lawyers immediately after the accident, you may have a better chance of securing full compensation for your injury. We advise you to limit discussion with insurance adjusters. Speaking with the insurance company may only hurt your claim.

Why do I need a lawyer?
While you're entitled to compensation for your workplace injury, your employer and his insurance company may not provide you with sufficient funds. Claims adjusters try to save their insurance company as much money as they can, which may prevent you from receiving proper payments. For this reason, you need highly effective lawyers to help you secure compensation. With a combined 120 years of experience in personal injury and workers' compensation cases, we can help you strengthen your case.

Do you have more questions? Call our experienced personal injury attorneys to get answers. We are here for you on the weekends, and anytime for a walk-in appointment.