There are many job risks as a coal miner, but if you hurt your back badly because you were forced to work in poor working conditions and the job site wasn't prepped properly, you want to talk with a lawyer right away. A personal injury lawyer that works with these types of cases is the best professional for your representation. Here are some of the signs that a lawyer is needed.
You Can't Work
If you can't work now and it's probable that you won't be able to work ever again because of the severe injury to your back working in the coal mine, you need a lawyer. You need to make sure that you are able to get the money that you can't earn and the wages you're missing out on to live. You shouldn't be worried about survival because of an accident someone else caused.
Medical documentation from a physician showing that you won't be able to work for a long time if ever, that the injuries are severe and possibly permanent, and that you are disabled are necessary for the case. Your lawyer may have to meet with your healthcare provider or ask for a statement detailed as needed.
Your Medical Debt Is Unpayable
The medical debt is often another component of financial strife when you are injured at work. If the medical bills are growing faster than you can pay, there are things to talk with the lawyer about to get instant medical debt relief. Provide the following information for your lawyer:
- Current outstanding medical bills
- Insurance information from your employer
- Co-pay costs
- Prescription medication expenses
- Unexpected bills for medical items needed to assist with the injuries at home
Once you have all this information your lawyer will be able to start figuring out what you need to cover the finances that have already been lost, and what losses you are looking at for the future.
If your employer is already trying to get you to sign papers or accept an offer because of the injury that happened to you, it's important you don't do anything until you meet with a coal miner injury attorney. You don't want to compromise your case by making any type of verbal or signed agreement.
The lawyer will gather the information and consider what needs to be done to make sure that you are alright financially when everything is settled. Talk with a coal miner injury attorney and get working on your case today.