It’s a sad reality that some employers knowingly or unknowingly subject their employees to unsafe working conditions. Unfortunately, when this happens, workers can suffer in more ways than one. From life-altering injuries that demand ongoing medical treatment to lost wages, workplace accidents can hurt employees physically, financially, and emotionally.
When Injury Strikes
Many injuries that happen at work are simple accidents. In these cases, you may be able to obtain workers compensation to alleviate some of the financial stress after you’ve been harmed. However, in limited circumstances, if you were injured because your employer knowingly exposed you to unsafe conditions or failed to take safety measures, you may be allowed to seek compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Moreover, if the negligence of a third party (a person or company other than your employer) contributed to causing your injury, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against that party-even if you’re also receiving workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.
How to Determine If You Have a Workers Compensation Claim
Sometimes, injuries on the job may be very difficult to identify. It doesn’t matter what type of work you do, or where you work, you should be aware that your injury or illness may have been due to an on the job injury. You could be a worker on a construction site who may have been injured, or an office worker, or even a health care professional who was injured in a hospital or at a patient’s residence. Sometimes very serious job site accidents cause definite workplace injuries. Oftentimes, however, some injuries or illnesses develop over long periods of time, such that it may be difficult to determine if these injuries were caused by your work. The bottom line is that you should definitely contact Laurence C. Tarowsky, Attorney at Law who will ensure that your workers compensation claim is filed correctly, in order that you may obtain maximum compensation for your workplace injuries.
It is generally known that representatives from insurance companies will do whatever they can to try to minimize your injuries so that they can try to pay you less money. They may try to argue that you already had a pre-existing injury or illness so that, they claim, you could not have been injured in this workplace accident. The insurance companies will also have you examined by a doctor, who they hire, who will attempt to underestimate the severity of your workplace injury. Their goal is to save money. Our goal is to try to maximize your recovery. I take great pride in knowing that many of my clients state that their ultimate recovery was many times greater than what was initially offered by the insurance company.
Exploring Your Rights
Laurence C. Tarowsky, Attorney at Law can help you determine whether you have grounds to file a lawsuit against a third party or even against your employer. If you do, you may be able to recover damages for lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
After a workplace accident, you may feel as if you’re alone and without options. Don’t let these negative feelings consume you. Instead, empower yourself by contacting Laurence C. Tarowsky, Attorney at Law for your free initial consultation.