Work Related Injuries
Workplace injuries are more common than you think. When you find yourself in a situation where you need to try and recover damages or compensation from your place of employment, it’s best to move carefully with the help of experienced worker’s compensation and work-related injury lawyers. The right attorney can help you determine the right course of action, and will explain every step of the process to you.
Worker’s Compensation Claims
Unfortunately, workplace injuries are not rare. In fact, millions of employees every year will find themselves in need of filing a workers’ compensation claim. Worker’s compensation is a type of insurance that provides medical benefits and wage replacement to employees who are injured during the course of their employment. In exchange, the employee typically waives their right to sue the employer for negligence. While this might seem like a good deal, the truth is that the payments that workers’ compensation tends to disperse, especially for short or long term disability, are quite low. They also don’t tend to provide the worker with compensation for pain and suffering.
You should know that you have options when you are injured in the workplace. Specifically, you have the chance to ask a professional for help and guidance. At Bingham Law, we have vast experience and expertise when it comes to workplace injuries, and we are happy to provide our clients with the best possible representation. We know how to maximize your claim by ensuring that you’re filing the correct forms and being treated fairly.
While the general rule is that workers’ compensation will provide the only form of compensation in workplace injury cases, there are quite a few exceptions. Sometimes these exceptions can lead to a personal injury lawsuit – and we can help with that, too.
Third Party Injuries & Personal Injury Claims
If you find yourself in the position of needing to file workers’ compensation claims, it’s worth your time to talk with an experienced lawyer about the possibility of filing a personal injury claim, too. Sometimes injuries in the workplace, especially those caused by a third party, can result in the ability to file for both workers’ compensation as well as a personal injury claim. If you find yourself injured on the job, especially if you drive or work in construction for a living, you might find yourself with just this kind of claim. Whenever you are injured due to the actions of someone who is not a coworker, then you might have grounds to file a personal injury claim.
Here are some other situations in which you might have grounds to file a personal injury claim along with filing for workers’ compensation:
- If a defective product caused your injuries, it’s possible that you might have the ability to pursue a case against the product’s manufacturer.
- If a toxic substance caused your injuries, you might have the ability to pursue a case against the substance’s manufacturer.
- If your employer intentionally harms you or you are harmed as a result of their negligence, you might be able to pursue a case against them.
- If your employer doesn’t offer workers’ compensation, you might be able to pursue a cast against them, or collect from certain types of state funds.
At Bingham Law, we understand how to navigate between workers’ compensation and personal injury suits. While these cases can be difficult and complex at times, we are happy to help our clients file for both workers’ compensation as well as the personal injury claim. We understand how to maximize your net recovery by working with the workers’ compensation policy holder to reduce any liens that might be levied against your personal injury case. This might sound confusing, but that’s okay – we’ll take care of all of it.
We do the hard work so that you don’t have to – after all, you should be focused on feeling better and recovering from your injuries!
If you’ve been injured on the job, don’t wait to ask for help! It’s important to move quickly so that you can receive the compensation you need in order to recover from your ordeal. It’s also a good idea to talk with a lawyer before filing claims or signing any sort of deals with your employer – you might be waiving your right to recover the full cost of your damages!
Contact us today for a consultation, and we’ll discuss the possibility of filing a workers’ compensation and personal injury claim. The lawyers at Bingham Law know exactly how to handle these kinds of cases, and have experience with a wide variety of claims and industries. Let us help you seek the compensation you deserve.