“The City of Firsts,” “The City of Homes,” “Hoop City.” Whichever one of its nicknames you choose, there’s no denying that Springfield, Massachusetts, is a community rich with innovation, academia, culture, and sport. However, just like any other thriving city, accidents, horrifying injuries, and death also occur in Springfield. Jim Glaser Law is here to provide strong legal representation and guidance in those tragic moments of pain and uncertainty. Our Springfield, MA, personal injury lawyers are passionate about helping individuals who were injured through no fault of their own.
Compassion and determination are words we live by at Jim Glaser Injury Lawyers. When a client walks through our doors, we know it’s usually because they are in pain and need help. It can seem impossible to move forward after being hurt at work or in a car accident, but our attorneys are determined to fight for the best settlements for our clients, so they can have the financial resources to get their lives back on track.
While we strive to provide aggressive, reliable legal service, we also want to be a shoulder for our clients to lean on. We have seen first-hand what the aftermath of an accident can do to a person and their family. That’s why we give legal advice with an extra dose of compassion and understanding for each client’s particular situation. If you were injured in the Springfield area and need an experienced, compassionate attorney, don’t hesitate to call Jim Glaser Law.
Why Should You Sue Over An Injury?
The legal system can be intimidating, and no one wants to go through the stress of suing another person. But when you’re dealing with physical, emotional, or financial burdens that weren’t your fault, you deserve justice. Thankfully, injury law allows a plaintiff (the injured party) to file a lawsuit if they were harmed as a direct result of another individual’s negligence.
Personal injuries span a wide variety of accidents from slip and falls and workplace injuries, to auto accidents and dog bites. All of these can present life-altering situations that leave you with medical bills, lost wages, and lasting emotional damage. Whatever the circumstances of your injury are, establishing the defendant’s (the other party’s) negligence is crucial in determining whether you have a case or not. If there is enough sound evidence to prove your injuries were caused by the defendant’s careless actions, you may be able to receive a settlement or have your case heard in court.
Either way, an experienced Springfield, MA, personal injury lawyers can review the details of your case and create a strategy to help you stand up to big insurance companies and the defendant’s legal representation. Injury cases can involve many complexities and easily become overwhelming to handle alone. The attorneys at Jim Glaser Law will go the extra mile to support our clients. Whether it be working with experts, speaking with witnesses, or investigating and reconstructing the scene of the accident, we have the resources and determination to build the best possible case for you.
Why should you sue over an injury? Because your injuries could impact you for years after your accident and you could be entitled to compensation that can provide financial stability while you recover. Don’t wait to seek legal advice just because you believe it’s too big of a hassle. Focus on your recovery and leave the details to us.
Defending Workers Injured on the Job
While we represent a wide variety of personal injury matters, our legal team is particularly skilled at handling workers’ compensation cases. Imagine suffering an injury on the job and not being able to return to work for either a significant period of time or ever. How are you going to support yourself and your family, let alone cover the medical bills, physical therapy, or other damages that pile up after your accident?
In these cases, you can notify your employer of the accident and file a claim to receive benefits while you recover. Sound easy enough? Unfortunately, it’s not always simple. Many times your employer or their insurance company will try to give you a low amount or deny compensation altogether, arguing that your injuries aren’t as serious as you claim.
This is where one of our workers’ compensation lawyers comes in. The process of receiving benefits after an injury at work can be difficult, but Jim Glaser Law can make it much less stressful. We know the laws and will use our extensive experience advocating for workers’ rights to help you recover fair compensation.
Don’t just take our word for it. The attorneys at Jim Glaser Law have a proven track record of obtaining top settlements for our clients. For example, an injured laborer didn’t know he was eligible and suffered for 10 years before deciding to reach out to our firm. Within four months, we won a $325,000 settlement for his workplace injury. Although past victories aren’t evidence of future results, we’re dedicated to protecting injured workers and have experience winning the amounts our clients deserve. Don’t wait 10 years to find out if you’re eligible to receive workers’ benefits. If you’ve suffered an injury or illness at work in Massachusetts, call Jim Glaser Law now for help.
We know the moments after an accident can be confusing and stressful. However, there are several important steps that need to be taken to ensure your safety and the success of a potential claim. After suffering any kind of personal injury, follow this checklist for the best chance of recovering damages:
- Seek medical treatment immediately. This is not only imperative to your health but in proving the severity of your injuries during your case.
- Follow all of your doctor’s instructions and recommendations and be sure to save any medical records, reports, or bills given to you. Medical documentation can act as evidence and demonstrate that the accident resulted in injuries that required medical treatment, which cost you time and money.
- Inform your insurance company of your accident.
- Consult a Springfield, MA, personal injury lawyers. Many times, a claims adjuster from the other party’s insurance company will attempt to contact you. It is always in your best interest to speak with a knowledgeable attorney before answering any questions or agreeing to anything.
If you are injured at work follow these specific steps in addition to the ones above:
- Notify your employer immediately. In Massachusetts, there is a time limit for workplace injuries to be filed and your employer is required by law to report your accident.
- File a workers’ compensation claim. You can find information on how to file in the state of Massachusetts and the documents you will need on Mass.gov.
- If your employer fails to report your injury to their insurance company within 30 days or your claim is too low or denied, call a workers’ compensation lawyer at Jim Glaser Law.
The Value of Choosing Jim Glaser Law
Choosing an attorney to represent your case should be done with great care, because their performance can have a large impact on your case. What makes Jim Glaser Law different than other firms is our attorneys’ willingness to go the distance for each and every one of our clients. Many injury cases are able to be settled long before the need to go to court. However, settlements are not always guaranteed, especially when an insurance company and the negligent party aren’t willing to offer a fair amount. When this happens, you need a law firm who will continue to fight for you if your case goes to court.
Our value can be seen in our extreme dedication to helping our clients get what they deserve. We’re more than willing to stand by you every step of the way through tough settlement negotiations or trial, if necessary. Our attorneys understand the benefits of settling, however, we will not let the defendant or their insurance company take advantage of you through a low offer. In times of pain and weakness our skilled legal team can be your strength. We have helped thousands of injured individuals in Springfield and across Massachusetts. After an accident, contact Jim Glaser Law so you can rest easy knowing your case is being handled by a premier Massachusetts firm. To schedule a free case review, call us at (480) 898-4816 or fill out our contact form.