What to Do When Workplace Accidents Become Personal Injuries

Even if you’ve been injured while on the job, you can still seek out the services of our qualified personal injury lawyer here at Brent George Law. You might be told that the only compensation that you’ll see for your injury will be from workers’ compensation insurance, but the truth is that you might be entitled to much more. One thing to keep in mind with insurance companies is that they’re a business, and like any business they don’t want to spend more money on a claim than they absolutely have to. What this means for you is that you might not be offered the full compensation that you lawfully deserve.

Different Circumstances

There are a number of different reasons that you might be entitled to more than the amount you’re awarded through workers’ compensation insurance. For instance, you might have been injured from a defective product. In this situation it’s possible that you might be able to raise a products liability case against the company that originally manufactured the product.

An employee who was burned by a toxic substance is entitled to try to bring a toxic tort lawsuit against the substance manufacturer. If it was your employer’s lapse in judgment or intentional conduct that caused your injury, then there’s a possibility that you can raise a personal injury lawsuit against him or her.

We will be able to take a look at your workplace injury and let you know whether or not you have an actual case on your hands. Even if you think that you don’t, there still might be some legal action and additional compensation that you’re legally owed.

Proper Compensation

While workers’ compensation might give you some benefits and monetary recompense, there’s still a chance that you won’t be compensated with enough money, and that’s especially true if your workplace injury results in you being temporarily or permanently disabled. There’s also the chance that you might not receive the amount that you’re fairly owed for your pain and suffering.

If poor or dangerous work conditions led to your becoming injured, workers’ compensation won’t provide you with any punitive damages that you might be legally owed. Now you’re starting to get a better idea of why it’s so important for you to seek out a reputable personal injury lawyer. Brent George Law is here to help you understand your rights and protect them. We can also help you to determine whether or not you’re entitled to certain benefits, such as Social Security disability insurance.

While you might be hesitant about getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer, your financial future might depend on it. If you’ve recently been injured on the job, get in touch with Brent George Law. We offer a free initial consultation so give us a call today.

2017-09-23T21:45:04+00:00January 29th, 2014|