We spend a significant amount of our lives at work. Our workplace should be safe from tragic accidents, but unfortunately this isn’t always the case. Accidents in the workplace cause serious injuries, emotional suffering, lost work wages, large hospital bills, loss of quality of life, long-term disability, and even death. Victims feel overwhelmed by the situation, and you may be confused about the compensation you are entitled to.
Our work injury attorneys are dedicated to helping Springfield accident victims reclaim their lives.
“Workers’ compensation claims can be filed whether it was your fault, or the fault of your employer due to negligence or irresponsible actions,” Scott Mann explains, 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 workers’ comp claim. Compensation in determined by the severity of your injury, your earning potential before the accident, and the time you missed from work.”
Permanent Total Disability is awarded when an injury is so severe that it keeps you from future gainful employment. Long-term injuries that result in modified or lower-paying work are covered with Permanent Partial Disability, which is the most common type of workers’ compensation. If a parent or spouse lost their life due to a workplace accident, then the surviving family might also be awarded Survivor’s Benefits.
“Victims of workplace injuries need to take immediate action to protect their rights,” Mike Wyatt says, 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.”
Contact our work injury attorneys today if you have been the victim of a workplace accident. Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys is honored to serve your case!