How to Get Help from an Attorney if You Have Been Injured by Your Employer’s Negligence

As an employee, you have the right to be compensated for the hours you work, to be protected from carelessness, and to work in a harassment-free environment. That does not, however, mean that you are always as safe as you should be. If you were injured as a result of your employer’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. Continue reading to learn more, or call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free case review at 800-333-0000.

There is no such thing as a completely accident-free workplace

The fact is that no matter what your company does, you will never be completely free of the risk of an accident at work, since accidents happen everywhere. This isn’t to say that they don’t have obligations to keep you safe. They must provide appropriate training, develop and implement safety procedures, and adhere to all OSHA regulations.

Your employer is responsible for keeping the workplace clean and reasonably safe. They must take reasonable precautions to safeguard their employees. If they fail to achieve these criteria and an employee is hurt, this is considered carelessness on the part of the employer.

Negligence on the part of your employer may have an impact on your workers’ compensation claim

Many persons who are injured as a result of their employer’s carelessness do not receive full compensation because they automatically submit a workers’ compensation claim. These claims are frequently the best option since they are open to anybody who has been hurt on the job, regardless of how the accident occurred. Even if a person is at fault for their own injury, they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

Workers’ compensation does not cover all damages, which is a problem. Benefits for medical expenses, temporary or permanent disability payments, or a lump sum payout might all be part of the compensation package. If you instead file a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your lost wages (including future lost income) as well as pain and suffering. A personal injury case, on the other hand, might be more difficult since you’ll have to show that your employer was irresponsible and that this conduct caused your injuries.

Call us right now to learn more about your options

A workers’ compensation claim may be the best option depending on the sort of damage you sustained, the severity of the injury, and the proof you have of who and what caused the injury. In some cases, it may be preferable to bring a personal injury lawsuit. To find out what is suitable for you, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal consultation at 800-333-0000.