Grand Rapids Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Attorney
Help for Injury Victims in and Around Grand Rapids, Michigan
After a serious injury, the last thing you want or need is to engage in complicated negotiations with insurance companies, endless paperwork, and the legal process associated with a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim. Unfortunately, securing the compensation you deserve after you’ve been hurt at work, in a car accident, or in another type of motor vehicle accident, can be complicated and confusing.
Attorney Timothy S. Burns understands the challenges that injured parties and their families face, and has built his career around helping them in recovering damages to pay medical bills, repair or replace damaged property, get necessary rehabilitation and other services, and make up for lost wages.
If you were hurt at work or in a motor vehicle accident, you don’t have to go it alone. A free consultation with a workers’ compensation / personal injury attorney can be the first step toward the freedom to focus on healing.
Grand Rapids Workers’ Compensation Claims
The Michigan legislature designed the workers’ compensation system to ensure that injured workers had access to medical care and other fair compensation without having to sue their employers for negligence. However, workers’ compensation claims can be quite adversarial, especially after a serious injury.
Burns law fights for people who have been injured at work, whether that means fighting for medical benefits and lost wages or appealing unfavorable changes to benefits or return to work determinations.
Some of the most common types of workers’ compensation claims we handle arise out of:
- Accidents on construction sites
- Industrial accidents
- Falls from a higher level
- Same level slip and fall injuries
- Forklift and other warehouse injuries
When you work with an experienced Grand Rapids workers’ compensation attorney, you won’t have to concern yourself with the complex technical and procedural requirements associated with your claim, such as:
- Deadlines and filing requirements
- Dishonest insurance company tactics
- Determining the fair value of your claim
- Understanding which benefits you qualify for
- Knowing your rights under workers’ compensation law
- Determining whether a third party may be partially responsible for your injury
Your attorney will explain your rights, clearly lay out your options, manage the legal process, and fight for the best compensation package available for you.
You can schedule a free consultation right now by calling 844-BURNSLAW (844-287-6752).
Additional Responsible Parties in Grand Rapids Work Injury Cases
Workers’ compensation claims don’t require a showing of negligence, and are typically an exclusive remedy against the employer. However, many people who have been injured at work overlook the possibility that someone other than the employer may share liability for the accident.
For example, a worker who is injured when a piece of equipment in a manufacturing plant malfunctions will typically be entitled to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. In addition, the injured employee may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer and/or seller of the faulty equipment. This is just one of many possible examples of how third parties may share liability for a work accident.
If there are additional responsible parties, filing a personal injury lawsuit or product liability claim may often result in more significant damages than are available through workers’ compensation. So, it is in your best interests to consult an experience work injury lawyer as soon as possible after your injury.
Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney in Grand Rapids, Michigan
There were more than 22,000 motor vehicle accidents in Kent County in 2016. While many of these accidents involved property damage only, 5,771 people were injured and another 57 killed in car, truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents.
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident because someone else was negligent, you may be entitled to compensation. Some common examples of negligence in car accident cases involve:
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers exceeding the speed limit
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers disregarding other traffic safety laws
- Poorly-maintained vehicles
- Poorly-maintained roadways
If you’ve been injured in a Grand Rapids motor vehicle accident, or have lost a loved on in a car crash, an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney like Timothy S. Burns can be your best source of information, guidance, and advocacy.
Call 844-BURNSLAW (844-287-6752) to schedule your free consultation right now. We will answer your questions, provide information about the process and timeline for pursuing your claim, assess the strength of your case, explain the damages that may be available to you, and more.
Give Yourself the Relief that Comes with Hiring an Experienced Injury Lawyer
Whether you suffered an injury on the job, were hit by a car while crossing the street, or were injured when a careless driver sideswiped your motorcycle, your priority should be to rest and recover from your injuries. Working with an experienced workers compensation or motor vehicle accident attorney allows you the breathing room to focus on your health and your family without putting your claim at risk.
Call us today at 844-BURNSLAW (844-287-6752) to learn more about how we can give you the freedom to rebuild your life while we fight for fair compensation for you.