Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I can afford a lawyer? Can I pay my legal fees after my case is complete?

All cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we recover a settlement for you.

Who will be in charge of my case?

Your case will be personally handled by our lead lawyers with assistance from our team of paralegals and administrative support. You are not alone and will have access to us at all times should questions arise.

Rather Than Collecting Workers' Compensation, May I Bring a Lawsuit Against My Employer?

Workers’ compensation is usually the only legal remedy for an employee injured or sickened in the course of employment. The public policy behind workers’ compensation envisions a bargain between employers and employees in which workers give up the right to sue their employers in court in exchange for the guaranty of workers’ compensation benefits. This reduces tension in the workplace by creating a predictable method for resolving employer-employee conflict. Although workers’ compensation awards tend to be smaller than those in lawsuits, employees are not left without support during drawn-out court proceedings with unsure outcomes. In some unique circumstances some injured persons may have both a workers’ compensation case and a negligence case against a third party. The attorneys at Lucas & Cárdenas can review the facts of your injury and advise you as to your rights.

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