Our experienced attorneys can protect your rights during contentious claims involving employer negligence.
It is impossible to make any workplace 100 percent safe and accident-free. However, employers do have a responsibility to try. They are expected to provide proper training, enforce appropriate safety procedures, follow all relevant OSHA safety guidelines, maintain a clean, safe work environment, and take other reasonable measures to protect their workers from foreseeable harm. When employers fail in these duties and workers are injured as a result, this is considered employer negligence.
How Does Employer Negligence Affect My Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Workers’ compensation benefits are available to anyone injured on the job, regardless of who caused the accident. You can seek compensation whether you caused your own accident, you were involved in a totally unpredictable freak accident, or your employer’s negligence caused your injuries. This compensation may include:
- Medical treatment
- Temporary disability payments
- Permanent disability payments
- Lump sum payment options
In any case, the insurance companies will look for any possible reason to reduce or deny your workers’ compensation claim. But if your case involves an allegation of employer negligence, you can expect to face significant opposition from your employer as well as their insurance company. After all, your employer will not be pleased to admit their wrongdoing and suffer OSHA fines or any other penalties that may apply to their negligence. They will be less cooperative in your workers’ compensation claim, and they may even retaliate against you by firing you, demoting you, cutting your pay, or taking other adverse job actions against you.
We Can Protect Your Rights
If you need to file a workers’ compensation claim involving employer negligence, you absolutely must have a skilled attorney on your side. The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker makes an excellent choice because we are qualified to handle all aspects of your case in partnership with the respected law firm Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin, and Harrison. We can:
- Help you get medical treatment for your workplace injuries
- Make sure you see a neutral doctor, not just the insurance company’s doctor
- Gather and preserve evidence related to your accident and the negligent conduct or policies that contributed to it
- File all paperwork necessary for your workers’ compensation claim
- Protect you from illegal retaliation such as wrongful termination
Call Now for a Free Consultation
If you have questions about a potential workers’ compensation claim involving employer negligence, please contact us at 800-333-0000 today. We will be happy to provide a free initial consultation to help you understand your rights and options. We are here for you 7 days a week, and we take most cases on a contingency fee basis so there is no payment owed until we win your case.