Personal Injury FAQs

When you are injured due to someone else's actions, the last thing you need to worry about is how the law works. At Champ Law, we help take care of all the details so you can focus on getting a full recovery. These are just some of the questions we hear often from our clients:

  • When should I get treatment after my accident? Immediately. When you are injured in an accident, you should always seek reasonable and complete medical treatment. And be sure to keep records — you could be eligible to get all of that paid for as a result of your case.
  • Can't I just accept the insurance company's offer? You should never blindly trust insurance companies. They operate on a profit, and their goal is to give you as little money as they are legally obligated to. We will work with them to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive full and fair compensation under the law.
  • What if I can't afford an attorney? That's okay! Personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis — which means that you won't pay us a dime if we lose. And when we do secure you compensation, you only pay a percentage of the settlement or judgment.

Have other questions? Send an email to one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We have decades of experience serving accident victims across Massachusetts and northern Connecticut and would be happy to help you with your legal needs.

Workers' Compensation FAQs

Workers' compensation can be a complicated process, and our clients come to us with a wide variety of questions. Before you get started, see our answers to some of our most frequently asked questions:

  • What benefits am I entitled to under workers' compensation? Unlike personal injury, where you could be entitled to broader compensation for pain and suffering and more, workers' compensation benefits are limited. You may be able to get money only for your medical treatment and time off work for any disabilities.
  • How do I know whether I have a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury claim? You may have both! Workers' compensation protects only your employer from personal injury lawsuits. If a third party caused your accident on the job, you could have a personal injury claim against that third party as well as a workers' compensation claim against your employer.
  • Why do I need a workers' compensation attorney? Many times, workers are misled by their employers and their insurance companies. You may receive fewer benefits as a result or be coerced into making decisions that are not in your favor for the sake of going back to work for the company. Workers' compensation attorneys help ensure that you receive the full benefits to which you are legally entitled and that your workers' rights are protected.

Have more questions? Call our office in Holyoke at 413-461-4847 to speak to one of our attorneys, or reach out online. We'd be glad to answer your questions.