We bring workers’ compensation claims and third-party personal injury claims on behalf of employees who are injured on the job.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
In a workers’ compensation claim, we bring an action for lost wages and medical treatment expenses against private industry employers and federal, state, and local government employers and their workers’ compensation insurers. We handle issues dealing with defenses, fraud, subrogation, and appeals. There are often complex legal issues involved in claims, including proximate causation, statutes of limitations, requirements for receiving different types of disability compensation, and intervening injuries.
Third-Party Workplace Accident Claims
Many injured workers think that the only legal action available against an employer or coworker is a claim for workers’ compensation. In addition to a workers’ compensation claim, however, an injured worker may also have a claim against a “third party”—such as the manufacturer of unsafe equipment, or the owner of the premises where the injury occurred (if different from your employer), or even another company whose employee caused the injury. A third-party personal injury case can be brought in addition to a workers’ compensation case. Unlike a workers’ compensation claim, however, third-party actions can include recovery for pain and suffering and future damages.
If you have been injured at work, it makes sense to contact attorneys who know the laws, know the system, and strive to maximize the compensation available to injured workers.