When you start your workday, the last thing on your mind is suffering a life-changing injury. Unfortunately, tragic accidents can occur in the workplace. This can result in physical injuries, emotional trauma, lost wages, medical bills, loss of quality of life, disability, and wrongful death. It’s easy for victims to feel overwhelmed and confused about the compensation they are entitled to.
You need experienced work injury attorneys to help you navigate the complicated legal system.
“Workers’ compensation claims can be filed whether it was your fault, or the fault of your employer due to negligence or irresponsible actions,” explains 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.”
Severe injury that keeps victims from gainful or substantial employment in the future is covered by Permanent Total Disability. The majority of worker’s comp claims involve Permanent Partial Disability. This is awarded when a long-term injury limits the victim to modified or lower-paying work. Survivor’s Benefits are also added if a workplace accident claimed the life of your spouse or parent.
“Victims of workplace injuries need to take immediate action to protect their rights,” says 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 you have been injured in the workplace, please call our work injury attorneys for a consultation. Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys is ready to fight for your case!