Personal injury cases are different than workers’ compensation for one main reason.
In order to get workers’ compensation, the injury must have occurred at work. This compensation is designed to protect the rights of workers while at work, but this compensation can be denied under certain conditions. For example, it could be denied if you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident.
As long as the injury happened while working, negligence doesn’t need to be proven to receive workers’ compensation. Even if it’s your fault, you need to notify your employer right away, receive medical attention, and fill out the proper forms.
When receiving this compensation, you are not allowed to sue or claim any additional damages.
Workers’ comp damages include:
– Rehab and physical therapy.
– Medical bills.
– Income totaling 2/3 of 1 week’s earnings.
When is the right time to seek advice from a personal injury attorney?
A personal injury lawyer will protect your legal interests and can help you evaluate fault and liability.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim can be difficult, but it is important for you to know that it’s an option instead of just accepting workers’ compensation. When considering filing a claim, you need to be certain that another party was involved and know whether negligence played a part in the injury. Your lawyer can help you answer these questions.
With a personal injury claim, you can receive a greater amount for damages.
Damages for a personal injury include:
– Property damage.
– Pain and suffering.
– Emotional distress.
– Past/future medical bills.
If you or a family member needs assistance, please contact us.