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What to Expect When Hiring A Lawyer for A Catastrophic Injury Claim

A doctor checking Catastrophic InjuryA catastrophic injury is one that impedes a person’s ability to work or to complete everyday life tasks. A catastrophic injury can happen on the job, in a car accident, or can be caused by medical malpractice. In any case, they tend to result in incapacity in some form. Catastrophic injuries are more common than you think, and they don’t happen only to people who work high-risk jobs. A catastrophic injury can happen to anyone.

It’s important that you understand the catastrophic injury claim process. The best way to do that is by hiring a personal injury or workers compensation attorney. But what can you expect from hiring a lawyer for your catastrophic injury claim in New Jersey? If you have been seriously injured in an accident, contact us at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC so we can talk about your case.

Meeting With Your Lawyer

Your workers comp attorney will want to meet with you in person to understand the severity of your injury and how much compensation you may be entitled to. They may also want to speak with your doctor, although they may not need to meet with them in person.


A personal injury or workers compensation lawyer will be able to handle all the paperwork for you. This can include dealing with the insurance companies. For instance, at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC, we take great pride in handling the most stressful parts of the claim process for our clients.

Litigation and Compensation

One of the most important roles that a personal injury attorney plays for their clients is representing them in court. This includes all litigation and contact with the attorneys of the other party involved. Your lawyer will also be responsible for getting you the maximum compensation based on your case and the severity of your injury. They will also help make sure that you actually receive payments from the settlement.

How to Choose the Right Lawyer

Now that you know a bit more about what you can expect from working with a personal injury or workers comp lawyer, let’s go over some of the key qualities to look for in an attorney:

  • Experience – Your lawyer should have specific experience with catastrophic injury claims.
  • Knowledgeable – You should ask any lawyer you are thinking of hiring a battery of questions about your case and other cases they may have tended to that were similar to yours.
  • Insist on a Fair Rate – A workers comp or personal injury lawyer will be able to offer you fair rates that you can afford. Be sure to share with your attorney your specific financial situation apart from the injury if it is relevant to your ability to pay for their services.

Contact Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC

At Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC, we have vast experience with catastrophic injury claims. We offer rates that our clients can afford, and we fight tooth and nail for them. If this is the kind of representation you want, don’t hesitate to call us!

  • In 2022, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of 8 million dollars.
  • Discuss the firm's 2022 settlements.
  • Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
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