When meeting with possible clients for the first time they often tell me the following (or some variation): "I'm not sue happy", or "I'm not here for a big payday like some people" or "I got where I am because I'm a hard worker and I'm not looking for a handout."
And, you know what, I believe them.
But, sometimes a person needs a lawyer because they're often up against opponents, mostly insurers and sometimes employers, that do not want justice for them. And, to top it off, those same opponents usually have lawyers on their side because those opponents know that they have a better chance of winning (even if they don't deserve to) when they have a lawyer.
That's why injured workers, people hurt in accidents and employees have been harmed by their employers (through a firing, discrimination, wage theft, etc.) should, at a minimum, consult with a lawyer.
In most cases, injured workers, people hurt in accidents and employees have been harmed by their employers should retain a lawyer because if they have a lawyer on their side, they have levelled the playing field and made the litigation fairer.
So, if you think you have a case, please contact a lawyer whether it's me or another lawyer.