Over the years asbestos has been used when manufacturing a wide variety of products, like building materials, textiles, roofing shingles, sealants, and insulation. Thousands of workers have been exposed to asbestos, which is a carcinogen that can cause life-threatening medical conditions including cancer and several types of lung disease.
After inhaling asbestos fibers, it can take years, even decades for a medical condition to develop. In order for workers to prove that their illness was caused by their job, the help of an attorney is typically required.
Did you know that if you lose a body part while at work you may be able to obtain additional compensation for your loss?
Injured workers’ can obtain the coverage of their medical bills and portion of their lost wages through workers’ compensation. In addition to this, the loss of a finger, thumb, hand, arm, leg, or foot entitles an injured worker to a specific loss award. But this award can be difficult to obtain without the assistance of an attorney.
If you sustained an amputation in an accident outside of work, you will need compensation to help you recover from this catastrophic injury. As you likely already know, the surgery that occurs when the amputation is performed is just the first step on a long medical journey. Not only will the medical treatments you will require be time-consuming – these treatments will also be expensive.
Our attorneys will review your case, determine who was at fault for the accident which resulted in the amputation, collect evidence, consult with industry and medical experts, and advise you on all of your legal rights. Together we can fight for the compensation that you both need and deserve.
Construction is everywhere and construction workers are in high demand. Sadly, construction sites are one of the most dangerous places to work in the country and every single day workers are injured in accidents that involved:
- Falling Heavy Objects
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Exposures To Toxins
- Defective Tools
- Heavy Machinery
A lack of safety procedures and poor safety equipment can also result in injuries.
If you are a construction worker who was injured on the job and we can determine that a third-party’s negligence caused you to become injured, a personal injury lawsuit may help you recover the compensation that you need. Contact our local law firm today for a case review.
Our experienced attorneys can assist with your family law case, including:
- Protection From Abuse
- Legal Separation
- Child Custody Disputes
- Child Support
- LGBTQ Family Law
- Division Of Assets
Our legal team approaches family law cases with compassion and we provide the legal counsel you need during this time. If needed, we also work with accountants, investigators, and other consultants to ensure our clients are provided with the best assistance possible.
General & Commercial Litigation
The lawyers at Schuster Law are proud to represent clients who are involved in business-related or commercial cases. In the past, our clients have pursued legal action because of:
- discrimination in the workplace
- shareholder disputes
- professional malpractice
- landlord-tenant disputes
While our legal team is always prepared for court, in some cases arbitration and mediation may result in a more favorable outcome for our client. We take all of our client’s needs into consideration and present them with each possible option.
Head & Brain Injuries
The brain has long been a mystery to medical professionals and while many advances have been made in the medical community, the full impact that a brain injury can have on an individual isn’t completely understood.
What is known is that a brain injury can easily result in thousands, if not millions of dollars in medical care over a lifetime. It can also, in an instant, end a promising career.
Brain injuries aren’t always obvious immediately after an accident and the symptoms can take days or even weeks to emerge. Common causes of these injuries include:
- Auto Accidents
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Work Accidents
- Physical Assault
Even a mild brain injury can have a long-lasting impact on a patient. If you are seeking compensation after sustaining a brain injury, contact our law firm. Our lawyers will review your case and determine if you are eligible for a personal injury lawsuit or a workers’ compensation claim.
Seamen and offshore workers are entitled to compensation for injuries they sustain on the job thanks to Maritime Law and The Jones Act. The attorneys at Schuster Law represent workers who have been injured on vessels and platforms throughout the world, including territorial waters and international waters.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to follow the accepted standard of care and their patient is harmed as a result. Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Surgical Errors
- Birth Injury
- Prescription Mistakes
- Anesthesia Mistakes
- Injuries Caused By Malfunctioning Medical Devices
However the malpractice occurred, patients are entitled to compensation that will help them to pay for medical treatments they now require and other losses.
Our legal team works closely with medical experts in a wide variety of specialties. Our goal is to ensure that the cause of your suffering is identified quickly and that you have the opportunity to fight for justice.
If your loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, our lawyers can also assist you with filing a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. Call now to schedule your consultation.
Personal Injury Law
Personal injury law encompasses a wide variety of accidents. Essentially, if someone else’s negligence resulted in an accident which caused you physical harm, you may be eligible to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Many accident victims don’t even realize that they are eligible which is why you should always consult with an attorney if you’ve sustained an injury.
Did you know that premises liability laws protect those who have been injured on another person’s property because of the owner’s negligence? When poor maintenance, a failure to warn, or inadequate security measures result in harm to a visitor, they have the legal right to seek compensation for their losses.
In the past, the attorneys at Schuster Law have helped clients who sustained injuries on someone else’s property because of:
- a slip and fall
- falling merchandise
- assault and robbery
- electric shock
Any of these can cause serious injuries that will require a lifetime of medical care. If you are unsure if you have a case, contact our law firm today. We will perform a review and determine if you are eligible to move forward with a legal claim.
Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability and Social Security Income are two federal programs that provide benefits to disabled Americans. Unfortunately, disabled workers who are already adjusting to a new reality, dealing with the end of a career, and handling immense physical pain have to go through a complicated application process in order to obtain any sort of assistance through these programs.
Our law firm has been helping disabled workers obtain the coverage they need through SSD and SSI for decades. Don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions so that we can help you get your applications approved.
Workers who sustain an injury or who have become ill because of their working conditions may be able to obtain coverage of their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages through workers’ compensation insurance. Under the law, this insurance is required by most employers.
A startling percentage of these valid claims are denied each year and then workers are often forced to go through the long and difficult appeals process. Even if a claim is approved, it is often underpaid.
Let our lawyers review your claim. Not only can we help you get the maximum payments possible but we will also review your accident to determine if you can pursue other forms of compensation such as a personal injury lawsuit.