The workplace is our home away from home. It’s a place where we should feel safe and protected from accidents. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Workplace accidents can result in serious injuries, emotional suffering, lost work wages, large hospital bills, loss of quality of life, long-term disability, and even death. It’s an overwhelming experience, and it’s easy to be confused about your compensation rights.
Our work injury attorneys want to help victims through the complicated legal process.
“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 says, 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 if the injury is so great that it keeps you from any type of gainful employment following the accident. The most common type of workers’ compensation is Permanent Partial Disability, which involves a long-term injury that results in modified or lower-paying work. In addition to a workers’ comp claim, you might also be eligible for Survivor’s Benefits if your spouse or parent was killed in a workplace accident.
“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.”
If you have been injured in an accident, please contact Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys for a consultation. Our work injury attorneys are honored to serve your case!