Posted: December 23, 2010
You could possibly have a personal injury, workers compensation and social security claim all at one time according to Cincinnati attorney Anthony Castelli. If you do, it is advisable to have one attorney experienced in all of those areas handle your cases. That way everything is coordinated through one lawyer.
If you are seriously injured in a car accident that was the fault of a third party and you were driving for your employer, you would be entitled to file a workers compensation claim because you were hurt while working. Since a third party, unrelated to your employer, caused the accident you can also file a pesonal injury claim against the person that caused your injury.
If your injury is so bad that you will not be able to work for at least one full year at any gainful employment then you could collect social security disability benefits. There will be an interplay between these three claims and evidence may come out in one case that may affect your other case. Additionally the benefit computations are adjusted. Also workers compensation is allowed to make you pay them back from the proceeds of your personal injury case. There is a complicated formula that determines what gets paid back. This can be negotiated to a much reduced basis by a lawyer skilled and experienced with workers compensation law.
Anthony Castelli Cincinnati personal injury workers compensation and social security disability attorney focuses his law practice on these three areas of law. He welcomes you to call him at 621-2345 for a free consultation