Latent Injuries

Fighting for the Compensation You Need Now and In the Future

It often takes time for the full extent of injuries to present themselves after a serious accident. Whether you are injured in a motor vehicle wreck or hurt at work, you may not always realize the severity of your injuries in the immediate aftermath.

At Galanti, Pattie, & Winterscheidt, P.C. in East Alton, we devote our practice to helping the injured maximize their financial compensation. We know you only get one bite at the apple and will strive to ensure any settlement or verdict covers the past, present, and future costs of your injuries –including any latent injuries.

What Are Latent Injuries?

Latent injuries are injuries that emerge in the days, weeks, or months after your accident. As the post-accident adrenaline pumps through your veins, you may not realize the full extent of your injuries. It is critical notto tell insurance adjusters and others that you are “fine”, as that can be used against you as you seek the financial resources you need to cover the costs of your injuries.

We advise people to seek medical treatment after an accident in order to treat acute symptoms, identify any internal injuries, and to create a record of treatment. Having a record of your treatment is crucial in a personal injury claim, and a doctor may be able to uncover signs of an injury you are not yet feeling the effects of.

Don’t Fall Victim to the Insurance Company’s Games

The insurance company will do anything they can to avoid paying. Don’t give them anything to work with by failing to seek medical treatment or speak to an attorney. Contact us today to speak to an attorney. We proudly serve injured workers throughout Metro East, southern and central Illinois.

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For your added comfort and convenience, we deliver our quality advocacy strictly on a contingency-fee basis, and initial consultations are always free. Union and military members receive discounts on attorney fees. Do you have questions about how the benefits system in Southern Illinois works after a workplace accident or injury? Contact the Madison County workers’ compensation lawyers of Galanti, Patti, & Winterscheidt, P.C., via email or by calling  618-258-0420 to see how we can assist you. We proudly serve injured workers throughout Metro East, southern and central Illinois.


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We help injured workers protect their rights. Call us at 618-258-0420. Your email message receives our prompt attention. We offer discounts on our contingency fees to union members and military veterans.