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I’ve been injured and can’t work. What am I supposed to do?

I’ve been injured and can’t work. What am I supposed to do?

October 28, 2021
By Willis, Willis & Rizzi, Personal Injury Attorneys Akron

When you have been injured and unable to work, it can be a very stressful and frightening time. At Willis, Willis, & Rizzi we help clients every day to navigate the uncertainties of personal injury situations and to position themselves for the best possible outcome. In situations like these, it’s important to understand that you are facing two issues: you have medical issues as well as legal issues. In our experience, nothing can really happen on the legal front in terms of resolving your personal injury case until you resolve the medical front. You have to get better! Priority number one is you have to get back to your pre-injury state of health.

It’s also very important to have a team in place representing your interests. There are multiple other sides in your personal injury case including hospitals, healthcare providers, and insurance companies who already have a team in place working towards a result that is in their best interest. While you are working to regain your health, these other teams are on the ground running toward their goals. You need to have someone working on your behalf for a result that is in your best interest. While you are working on getting back to health, there are legal issues that need to be resolved. Willis, Willis, & Rizzi is here to help you.

How am I going to pay these bills?

When you are out of work due to a personal injury you will be facing both medical bills as well as non-medical bills. On the medical bill front, the team at Willis, Willis, & Rizzi can help to ensure that hospitals and medical providers are directing their billing to the appropriate parties.

For non-medical bills like rent, utilities, and other living expenses sometimes there are things we can do based on how a clients’ coverage is written to help clients get some money to help cover these items. In other situations, we can write letters to landlords for our clients asking for an agreement that they be paid out of the personal injury case. There are avenues we can explore but it is important to remember that there is nothing in the law that states these parties have to cooperate with you.

What if I was injured at work?

In the State of Ohio, we have workers compensation. If you suffer a personal injury at work, workers compensation is there to help with a percentage of lost wages and to cover medical bills. If you have on-going long term injuries, workers compensation can provide some disability to help you.

Many workplace injuries happen due to the negligence of someone other than your employer. For example, you are driving a company vehicle and you are hit by someone who runs a red light or stop sign.  You are still eligible for workers compensation and can avail yourself of the entire workers comp system, but you also now have a claim against the driver of the other vehicle. It’s important to have a team like Willis, Willis, & Rizzi on your side to help you navigate these complex situations.

Why Should I hire Willis, Willis, & Rizzi?

Willis, Willis, & Rizzi is uniquely positioned to help clients in their personal injury cases. You will see many personal injury attorneys and law firms advertising on TV and other media. These attorneys and law firms do mass volumes of personal injury cases. While these entities know how to do personal injury work, due to the volume of work they are doing it’s like being on an assembly line and you are put at the end of the line. In many situations these entities are taking in a thousand personal injury cases a week, which means they are settling a thousand cases a week. You become a number not a name and do not get personal attention.

At Willis, Willis, & Rizzi we concentrate on personal injury work and we push on our client’s behalf for an outcome that is in their best interest. We have had victories in the Ohio Supreme Court, Federal Courts, Federal Courts of Appeals, State Courts of Appeals, and trial courts. We work tirelessly to expose coverages where claims were made that no coverage existed and challenging health plans when they say they are entitled to take their money back from you.  

When you have a small firm like Willis, Willis, & Rizzi who is dedicated to the practice of law and takes each personal injury case personally and very seriously, it can be a real benefit to clients who need a strong advocate fighting for their best interests. Our fee is no different than any of the big advertisers. Using the big advertising firms is akin to eating fast food but paying prices of the best steak house in town. If you are going to pay for the best steak house in town, you ought to get the steak that goes with it.

The big advertising firms claim to have collected millions for their clients – they have – by handling a large volume of clients. We have collected millions for our clients as well – only we do it with large recoveries for a smaller set of clients. Would you rather your attorney be thinking about how best to maximize your recovery or thinking about their next advertising campaign?

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    Willis, Willis & Rizzi Co., L.P.A

    Personal Injury Attorneys

    670 West Market St. 
    Akron, Ohio 44303


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