Do you find
yourself wondering if you need to hire a lawyer for a work injury, car
accident, medical malpractice, or any other type of personal injury?
overwhelmed about filing an insurance claim or unsure if you even need to file
Or maybe you
don’t think you can find a lawyer near you that you think can help?
If any of these
situations sound familiar, Westmoreland Injury Lawyers is here to answer your questions.
Continue reading “When Should I Start Looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me?”
you’re looking for workers’ compensation lawyers near you, you’ve come to the
right place for information. Here at Westmoreland Injury Lawyers, we talk about
workers’ compensation (WC) a lot. From how
it works to how
to file, or even more info about the types
of injuries that qualify and what
to do if you’re denied workers comp.
this post, we want to discuss the pros and cons and what can happen if you
decide to settle your workers’ compensation case for a cash payout. Settling
can be very tempting, but depending on your injuries, you should be aware of
what could happen if you settle too early.
Continue reading “When to Settle Your Workers’ Compensation Case”
“What happens if I get hurt at work?”
is a loaded question we deal with a lot at Westmoreland Injury Lawyers. In
fact, if you’re reading this article, you’ve likely made your way here by searching
for just that question!
workers’ comp lawyers, we understand how the ins and outs of all the
paperwork and legal jargon can be overwhelming for employees like yourself. And
while our firm is small, we’re a mighty local team of attorneys
and dedicated paralegals with over 30 years of workers’ compensation experience
on our side. We understand how the workers’ compensation system works in
With that depth of experience, we’ve also seen a lot of easily avoidable
mistakes that employees have made after they’re injured at work. Today, we’re
going to discuss some of the most common errors we see with workers’
compensation claims and how you can better prevent them and protect yourself in
Continue reading “3 Common Mistakes Made After a Work Injury and How to Avoid Them”
A little while ago, we published a post here on the
Westmoreland Injury Lawyers blog that discussed what it takes to get
the most possible compensation from your personal injury case. It is just
as true now as it was then that maximizing your compensation comes down to one
big factor—hiring an experienced and capable personal injury attorney who is
driven to get the best results for their valued clients.
Beyond that, we understand that the average individual
seeking help with their personal injury case will still have many questions
about the personal injury settlement process. Today’s post seeks to provide a
few insights into some of the biggest questions.
Continue reading “How Do Personal Injury Settlements Work?”
Here at Westmoreland Injury Lawyers, one of the biggest things we do better
for our Western PA neighbors is help them recover from auto accidents of
all types and circumstances. This includes even the most minor fender bender
situations, which can still cause extensive pain and suffering—much more
frequently than many people even imagine.
Today’s post here on the blog is dedicated to answering some
on the essential FAQs (frequently asked questions) we hear from prospective
clients and their loved ones about so-called fender benders or minor vehicle
accidents. And while these questions may seem somewhat basic on the surface,
the right answers are anything but simple in many cases.
Luckily, experienced personal injury attorneys like us are
here to guide you through auto
accidents involving anything from distracted driving to poor road design
that creates dangerous conditions for drivers. Read on for answers to your most
pressing fender bender FAQs, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a comprehensive
review of your car accident details.
Continue reading “5 Most Common FAQs About Getting In A Fender Bender”
There is a common misconception that being hurt on the job
means you will have to sue your employer to recover compensation
for your injuries. This idea naturally scares many people, and plenty of
employees who have experienced a workplace injury suffer silently—and
unnecessarily—to avoid what they believe will be a confrontational and
emotionally fraught situation at work.
However, making a workers’ compensation (WC) claim in most
situations will involve working through an established WC insurance process
specially designed to eliminate the need to sue your employer and avoid a
fight. If you’ve been hurt, disabled, or developed an illness while working, it
is your right to make a workers’ comp claim, and you should not avoid doing so
out of fear.
Continue reading “Workers’ Comp Claims Are Insurance Processes, Not Suing Your Employer”
A little while ago, we
covered the basics of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI)
and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs in our Complete Guide to Hiring a Personal Injury
Lawyer chapter about how these government-based benefits can help if
you are disabled.
However, the fact remains that applying for Social Security
Disability in the first place can be complicated and frustrating, especially if
you receive a denial of benefits for yourself or a disabled loved one you’re
Today’s blog post takes a closer look at the SSD application
process specifically, and shares some of the situations in which consulting an
experienced personal injury lawyer for help is your best course of action.
Continue reading “What to Know About Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits”
As we have often discussed in our Westmoreland Injury
Lawyers blog articles, there are many variables in medical treatment scenarios
that can lead to patients experiencing severe bodily harm. Medical
malpractice is the legal term used to describe these situations when a
healthcare provider makes an avoidable mistake or acts negligently, resulting
in injury or illness of their patient.
Proving medical malpractice, though, can be complicated. Among
other factors, your attorney must show that your physician or other healthcare
provider deviated from something called the “standard of care.” Today’s
post explains a little bit more about what that means in medical malpractice
Continue reading “Why “Standard of Care” is Important to Your Medical Malpractice Case”
on drug recalls within Your Complete Guide to Hiring a Personal
Injury Lawyer outlines just how frighteningly common FDA recall actions
on pharmaceutical products are in the United States today. In that chapter, we
also touched on some of the things you should do to protect yourself when your
medication or other medical devices you rely on are discovered to be defective
and officially recalled.
Due to the recent—and still developing—Zantac
recall, we’re delving a little deeper into FDA recalls of prescription
drugs and over-the-counter medicines in today’s post.
If you’re afraid you’ve been injured or have gotten sick
from taking any recalled drug, get in touch with an
experienced personal injury attorney today. In the meantime, learn more
about what to do when the FDA announces a drug recall
for any medication you or your loved ones currently take or have used at any
time in the past.
Continue reading “How to Stay Safe and Informed During an FDA Recall of Your Medication”
As we shared in the Your
Complete Guide to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer chapter
on auto injury settlements, the settlement and claims process begins at the
accident scene, even before you file your
car accident insurance claim.
There are many actions you need to make sure you take
following an auto
accident—and one big thing you need to make sure you don’t do—to set the stage
for a better claims experience, whether you’ve been seriously injured or not.
Today’s post offers a few tips on those actions.
Of course, sometimes, insurance companies aren’t
cooperative, especially in cases where injuries are involved. They often try to
close claims much too quickly, and accident victims are left with insufficient
compensation for their injuries. This is why it is imperative to contact an
personal injury lawyer when you’re hurt in a vehicle accident.
Continue reading “5 Big Tips for Filing a Car Accident Insurance Claim the Right Way”