Workplace Injury & Workers Compensation
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legal representation for workplace injuries & workers’ compensation
If you have suffered a job-related injury, don’t trust the insurance company to advise you on your rights. The insurance company will not pay for you to see your own doctor or independent specialist, but they will force you to use the company’s doctor. You may still be hurt, but the insurance company’s doctor wants to send you back to work – even if you are not ready or in pain. If you don’t show, your employer will penalize you for missing time from work, and may even fire you.
The insurance company will delay or deny your claim. For example, they may refuse to pay for ongoing prescriptions, medical benefits, and wage losses once their doctor releases you. If you have been permanently injured, the workers’ comp insurer will not want to pay for future medical care or the permanency of your injuries.
At The Law StoreTM, we know if you have been injured at work, under the law, you may be entitled to one or more of the following types of compensation:
- Temporary disability payments
- Permanent partial disability payments
- Permanent total disability payments
- Lump sum payments
- Past and future medical expenses
- Payments for scarring/disfigurement
- Payments from the second injury fund
Dealing with a workers’ compensation claim can be complex, confusing, and frustrating. At The Law Store we offer Free First AdviceTM on how best to proceed with your claim. Our attorneys will assist you in filling out your claim form and get it filed for you. We help injured workers and their families in handling their claims and dealing with their injuries, included but not limited to the following:
- Commercial and truck accidents
- Medical professional work accidents
- Personal injury and death
- Burns, scarring and disfigurement
- Occupational diseases
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Stress-related illness
- Injuries that aggravate pre-existing medical problems
The Law Store attorneys can assist you in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that occur during work-sponsored parties, lunch breaks, work-related travel, and transportation to and from work-sponsored events.
Third Party Liability – Workplace Injuries
Third party liability occurs when someone other than your employer is responsible for a workplace injury or death. If a third party is at fault, not only can the employee obtain workers’ compensation benefits, but the injured employee can also sue the third party in court for civil damages.
Third Party Liability – Product Liability
An injured employee may also have a product liability claim if a defective piece of machinery or equipment gets installed and then harms the employee using that piece of machinery or equipment. The injured employee would then bring a product liability case against the manufacturer and the distributer of the faulty machinery or equipment in addition to his worker’s compensation claim.
Third Party Liability – Negligence
When an employee is injured or killed in an accident while driving or traveling to a work-related event or location, the employee or his family can file a workers’ compensation claim and also make a claim for civil damages against the party who caused the injury or death.
Third Party Liability – Co-employee/Supervisor Negligence
In some cases, a coworker or supervisor may direct an employee to do something especially dangerous that results in injury or death. In that case, the employee or his family can make a worker’s compensation claim and also make a claim for civil damages against the coworker or supervisor.
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