The time between suffering a work injury and receiving workers’ comp benefits can be difficult, especially from a financial standpoint. Your paycheck stops coming in because you aren’t working, but benefits have not kicked in yet. But your bills keep coming in, rent or mortgage payments keep coming due, and other expenses quickly pile up.
Due to the difficult financial situation this puts people in, it is natural to seek help. We are sometimes asked if an attorney can loan clients money until a workers’ comp settlement is reached.
The answer? No.
In the video below, Martin Law attorney Joseph Huttemann discusses the reasons why attorneys are unable to loan their clients money.
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