There are many differences to take into consideration.
For workers compensation, the injury must happen at work. This compensation is designed to protect the rights of workers while at work, but you could get this compensation denied. For example it could be denied if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
When is the right time to seek advice from a personal injury attorney?
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 weekly earnings.
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.
You need to be certain that there was another party involved or if negligence played a part in the injury.
With a personal injury claim you can get a greater amount of damages. In personal injury cases someone needs to be held responsible, meaning that proof needs to be made to receive compensation.
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.