If you’re looking into bankruptcy after an injury, your needs might be a little different from normal.
I recently had a potential client reach out to me with questions about bankruptcy. He’d been injured on the job and was receiving some worker’s comp, but it wasn’t enough. He was also looking into Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to help cover costs.
Depending on your situation, you may need bankruptcy. However, you also might need workers’ comp or disability.
Here’s what to keep in mind.
Bankrupt After an Injury
Debt is a very common problem for injured workers. Changes to worker’s comp laws are making it very hard for people injured on the job to get the benefits they need. As a result, many people with injuries and medical debt consider bankruptcy.
Workplace injuries, medical debt, and bankruptcy all go hand-in-hand. In fact, medical debt is one of the most common causes of bankruptcy in the United States.
If you’re considering bankruptcy after an injury, you should look for an attorney who also has experience in disability and workers’ comp.
Memphis Attorney for Bankruptcy After an Injury
As a Memphis bankruptcy lawyer, I see clients all the time who would never have needed bankruptcy if it weren’t for a sudden injury or a disability that keeps them from working. In pain and confusion, they come into our office looking for answers.
Fortunately for them, I actually have experience outside of bankruptcy: I’m also a worker’s comp and SSDI lawyer.
Our attorneys’ experience in these three areas of practice help us navigate complex issues and figure out the best solution for our clients.
In the case of the man I mentioned above, we were able to help with his worker’s comp case. And in countless other examples, we helped people get their disability benefits or a fresh start. As a result, they were able to move on after an injury changed their lives.
If you’ve been injured or suffer from a disability and you’re considering bankruptcy, don’t wait to contact me. You may be surprised at what options you have.
Give me a call at 901-327-2100 or reach out online today using the form below. The conversation is free.