Physical injuries are among the oldest concerns of the law. It makes sense, then, that things might not be as straightforward as insurance companies might like you to believe if you get an injury at work.
If you sign an agreement, it could become more difficult to get the support you need to recover. Please take some time to understand all of your options before you make any decisions.
When your employer should take responsibility
The majority of cases we see that involve injuries at work fall under the general category of workers’ compensation. This includes even some slightly abnormal situations.
For example, did you know that if you were the victim of a crime at work, you might still have a workers’ compensation claim? The same goes for accidents that could have been partially your fault.
Your employer might not understand the system. Insurance companies might try to give you low offers it first. It might fall to you to fight for what you deserve.
When others are to blame
Even though workers’ comp is enough for many cases of work injury, some involve responsibility on the part of other people. One example we often see is when the presence of faulty products or equipment contributes to the injury. If this is the case for you, you might be able to recover damages from the person responsible for the product.
So — is it a personal injury case or is it a workers’ compensation case? The fact is that you probably care more about getting the resources you need to recover than the legal details. Our law office is here to analyze, advise and champion your claim — regardless of the technical form it might take.