On the Job Injury?

by Bernard
(Cape Canaveral, FL)

I was employed as chief mate on a tow boat when I injured my back. Every lawyer I contacted has refused my case. To a man they all said because it is not a slam dunk they don't want it. Two told me there isn't enough money in it for them. What do I have to do to get a "reputable" lawyer to help me?

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ANSWER for "On the Job Injury":

Sorry to tell you this, but I'm sure every other lawyer you have spoken with has more information than you gave here. Therefore, if they don't think it's a case worth taking, it probably isn't.

There could be a number of reasons you can't find an attorney to take it (e.g. questionable liability, minor injuries). Keep in mind that attorneys aren't in the business of refusing work. If they are refusing it, there's a reason.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Judge Calisi

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