We deserve to feel safe and secure in our work environment. After all, it’s our “home away from home.” Unfortunately, life-changing injuries can happen when you least expect them. Accidents while at work can result in physical injuries, emotional trauma, lost wages, medical expenses, loss of quality of life, long-term disability, and even death. This overwhelming experience can leave victims feeling confused about their compensation rights.
Our work injury attorneys want to help you through this terrible time in your life.
“Workers’ compensation claims can be filed whether it was your fault, or the fault of your employer due to negligence or irresponsible actions,” says Scott Mann, work injury attorney. “If a third party contributed to your injury (such as another driver crashing into your company car), then you can also file a separate lawsuit in addition to your worker’s comp claim. Compensation in determined by the severity of your injury, your earning potential before the accident, and the time you missed from work.”
When an injury is so severe that it keeps you from future gainful employment, then Permanent Total Disability is the best course of action. However, most worker’s comp claims involve Permanent Partial Disability. This is when a long-term injury results in modified or lower-paying work. There are also instances when a spouse or parent is killed in the workplace. In this case, Survivor’s Benefits are added to the worker’s comp claim.
“Victims of workplace injuries need to take immediate action to protect their rights,” explains Mike Wyatt, work injury attorney. “Notify your employer of the injury as soon as possible. They are required by law to choose an ‘authorized treating doctor.’ If the physician they choose gives you substandard treatment, then contact our office at once. We’ll make sure you get the doctor and surgery you need for your recovery. Our work injury attorneys will also make sure the insurance companies are doing their jobs.”
If have been the victim of a workplace accident, Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys want to help. Call our work injury attorneys today for a consultation. We are honored to serve you and your case!