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Not Every Work Injury Should Be Handled via Workers’ Compensation: Learn When to File and When to Call an Attorney
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Not Every Work Injury Should Be Handled via Workers’ Compensation: Learn When to File and When to Call an Attorney

Not Every Work Injury Should Be Handled via Workers’ Compensation: Learn When to File and When to Call an Attorney

If you are hurt at work and incur medical expenses, you have two options: workers' compensation claims or personal injury claims. You are entitled to just recompense to meet your medical bills and injury-related expenses. Continue reading to learn about your choices and how we can assist you. Then call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal consultation at 800-333-0000.

Personal injury claims: what you should know

A personal injury lawsuit can be filed by anybody who has been hurt as a consequence of another party's negligence. You must establish that someone was irresponsible and that their conduct caused your injury in order to launch a personal injury case for an accident that occurred on the job.

You can seek for both compensatory and non-compensatory damages in a personal injury case, which means you can recover the money you spent on medical bills, time off from work, and other expenses as a result of the accident, as well as damages for mental anguish and pain and suffering.

Workers' compensation claims: what you should know

The key benefit of pursuing a workers' compensation claim over a personal injury claim is that it does not require you to establish that someone caused the damage or was negligent. Even if you caused the injury, you may be entitled for workers' compensation payments. The system's goal is to guarantee that employees are safe while on the job.

Recognizing the distinctions between the two

It's difficult to know which form of claim to file. If proving that someone was irresponsible and that their conduct caused your harm is simple, you may choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. This form of claim usually results in higher awards, and it can also cover some damages that aren't covered by workers' compensation. A workers' compensation claim, for example, does not allow you to sue for pain and suffering.

A workers' compensation claim, on the other hand, is likely to be better if proving that your employer or a coworker was culpable for the accident would be difficult or impossible. Your medical expenditures will usually be covered, and you will be paid a portion of your regular wage while you are unable to work. This is not intended to be a life-changing sum of money; rather, it is intended to assist you in getting by until you are able to return to work.

Are you perplexed by the choices? Please contact us right away

If you are unsure which one to submit, or if you are certain and need legal advice, we urge you to call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal consultation at 800-333-0000. We'll take the time to learn about your situation and provide you an unbiased appraisal of your alternatives.

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