Have you been hurt on the job?
A worker injured on the job is generally prohibited from making a claim directly against his or her employer because of entitlement to Workers Compensation benefits available through the employer’s insurance. However, when you are injured as a result of an unsafe piece of machinery or product on the job, or through negligence of a person or company on the job other than your employer, you may be able to make a legal claim for damages. In such case, you need advice from attorneys who are experienced, qualified and well-respected in handling such claims.
Questions to help you understand if you have a case for additional compensation
- Was your injury caused by a defective product while at work?
- Are there toxic substances or hazardous materials at your workplace?
- Did a third-party (contractor, customer or vendor) cause your injury?
- Does your employer carry Workers Compensation insurance?