Have you been injured on the job?
Each year across the United States, millions of injuries occur in the workplace. Many of these result in serious injury or even death.
Workers are entitled to workers’ compensation to cover their medical bills, as well as a portion of their wages. In some cases, the injured individual may also have grounds to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Where workplace accidents have tragically resulted in death, the family may file a wrongful death claim.
Due to the multiple possibilities and complexities involved in such a case, it is vital that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following a workplace injury. Failing to do so may cause you to omit steps and actions which are imperative to ensure you receive full compensation.
Understanding Your Options
There are many ways a competent attorney can help you following a workplace injury. Firstly, they can assist you with your workers’ compensation claim. In cases where a claim is rejected, an experienced attorney can assist in filing an appeal and achieving approval.
For example, an employer may claim that an injury was not actually sustained in the workplace. This kind of circumstance requires skilled handling and an understanding of the actions needed to correct this injustice. In almost all cases, employees may not sue their employer due to a workplace injury, as the workers’ compensation system is in place to bypass the need for litigation. There are, however, certain specific circumstances where this prohibition is waived. For example, where there has been intentional misconduct on the part of the employer, the employee may have the right to sue. More common than this is the potential for a third-party lawsuit. This means the injured person files a claim against a party other than the employer, where that party can be held liable for the workplace injury. An example of this would be an employee being injured as the result of using a defective product in the workplace. In such a case, the manufacturer or corporations involved may be sued in a personal injury lawsuit.
Let our experienced legal partners handle your case with the care and attention it deserves. We will thoroughly investigate to identify all avenues of litigation. We can
guide you through this complex situation and will work diligently to see that you receive the compensation you deserve.