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Always Finish!

August 31st, 2012 Uncategorized

The Olympics are here and have started. We always enjoy watching the Olympics.  Moreover, there are always lessons that we learn.

With the games starting this last week I was reminded of an incredible story of “Finishing.”   Derek Redmond injured his hamstring during a heat for the 400-meter race in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. His father helped him from the ground then went on to help his son finish the race.  He came in dead last, but he showed to all of us that finishing is important.

When Derek’s father reached his side, he said “I’m here, son, we’ll finish together.” In an interview after the race, Derek said “I wasn’t doing it for the crowd, I was doing it for me. I’m the one who has to live with it. Whether people thought I was an idiot or a hero, I wanted to finish the race.”

Finishing is important, and sometimes we all need a little help.   We try to always remember, and do that, here at Daggett Shuler.  More importantly, we are so proud of our clients who “Finish.”

We are fortunate to be able to work with people who are seriously injured, disabled, or hurt at work who still know how to finish.  They, like Derek Redmond know that finishing is important, and have personal honor in knowing that they keep going.

The Olympics are sure to be inspirational and exciting.  We can’t wait to see the important lessons yet to be learned from this year’s Olympic games.

I had an accident at work and hurt my shoulder two years ago, had surgery and was dealing regularly with my doctor, employer and the insurance company during my rehabilitation. My situation became stressful as I felt pressure to return to my old position without proper and specific accommodation.

My brother, an attorney in another state, recommended I speak to a local workers’ compensation firm because of the many complex regulations. I reached out to a few firms, but Daggett Shuler was the only one to offer me a face-to-face appointment to consider my case. I met for two hours with attorney James Cohn where I learned enough to feel confident about going forward with Daggett Shuler.

Over the many months and the ups-and-downs of my recovery, Mr. Cohn and his team at Daggett Shuler, including Shelia – my first person for contact- gave me timely, educated and sound advice at every turn. There were many junctures at which I would have said the wrong things or made different (and far worse) decisions without the advice of James Cohn and his associates.

Workers’ Compensation is a tricky, complicated and stressful subject that is difficult to understand and navigate without strong, professional, legal counsel. I got that from James Cohn and Daggett Shuler. They advised me well in all my dealings with my doctor, the insurance company and my employer. I strongly recommend both Mr. Cohn and Daggett Shuler to anyone in need of steady, knowledgeable and personalized legal representation.

Steve O'Connell