If you suffer a catastrophic injury while on the job, it might require months of medical treatment to recover. During that time, worker’s compensation coverage and accommodations by your employer are essential for healing and helping you return to work. When your employer or benefits provider works against you, our Indianapolis, IN work injury lawyers can hold negligent companies accountable and appeal denied worker’s compensation claims. Attorneys Matthew M. Golitko and John P. Daly have always been strong advocates for workers.
When clients come to Golitko & Daly, they sometimes feel as if they are clogging up the courts with their case. This perception may be fueled by their employer, co-workers, or the media. We want to assert that this is not true, and that you should never feel intimidated or shamed if you are seeking legal action after a workplace injury.
The Perception About Civil Lawsuits
So many people think that lawsuits are on the rise in America. That’s quite the opposite of what’s happening. There are have actually been fewer lawsuits over the years, and there are numbers to back up this dip in civil litigation even though it may be deserved.
Statistics on Civil Lawsuits
The Court Statistics Project (CSP) Is a joint project of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA). CSP complies and publishes caseload data from the courts of the 50 states of America as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
According to numbers from CSP, there were a total of 320,822 civil cases in the state of Indiana in 2016. This is down from 393,824 civil cases in Indiana in 2015, which is also down from 400,893 civil cases in Indiana in 2014.
This downward trend in civil litigation has been going on for years, and yet there’s this mistaken perception that there are more lawsuits being filed than previous years.
Intimidation Through the Perception About Lawsuits
Some employers use this perception about lawsuits to discourage or dissuade injured parties from seeking legal action. Even when a legal claim may be warranted, employers may be trying to slight and injured worker as a means of protecting their own bottom line.
What’s worse, employers may also try to dissuade employees from seeking worker’s compensation claims for their injuries by saying the claim rate is already too high. This makes injured employees shoulder the burden of their injury and recovery rather than seeking benefits that they are rightfully entitled to claim.
Never Be Ashamed to Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
The bottom line in these situations should not be the company’s bottom line. Instead, you should never feel ashamed to seek legal help after suffering an injury at your workplace. You should also never feel like a burden for seeking worker’s compensation benefits after being injured on the job. A company’s attempt to try to save their time and money could lead to you losing money and wasting your valuable time.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
The workers of Indiana can always count on Golitko & Daly to do what is right. We will fight diligently for you and your family, and will not be intimidated by any business or insurance company. We want the system to operate fairly for everyone, which is why we will provide you with fair and clear-headed legal representation.
Contact Our Work Injury Lawyers
For more information about your legal rights and options after an injury at work, be sure to contact our team of worker’s compensation and rights attorneys. The team at Golitko & Daly is here to help you. You can reach our Indianapolis office at (317) 942-3118, our Bloomington office at (812) 497-4048, and our Kokomo office at (765) 626-3383.