Have you been injured at work? Have you incurred medical expenses as a result of your accident? It is likely that you have the right to seek compensation for your losses.
A free legal consultation is provided by Lion Injury Law to those who have been injured at work; simply contact us for more information regarding your options following a workplace accident. If you have any questions about the claims process or your circumstances, we can assist you.
No legal fees are charged if no compensation is achieved on your behalf - in other words, if there is no compensation, then no fees are due.
After sustaining injuries at work, you may wonder if you can file a lawsuit against your employer. Generally, businesses are protected from being sued by injured employees because they are required to provide workers compensation insurance to cover employee injuries.
Nevertheless, an employee can sue their employer in a few situations. For instance, if an employer does not provide workers' compensation insurance to their employees, the employee can sue to seek damages. Also, if an employer causes intentional harm to the employee, they may also face a lawsuit.
A worker can sue their employer in other cases, too. Get in touch with our team today for a free case review if you have any questions about suing your employer after a work accident.
Workers' compensation attorneys handle a wide range of work-related injuries and illnesses. These include, among others:
An attorney who carefully reviews your case will likely negotiate for fair compensation when you are injured at work. A lot of factors will determine the amount of compensation, such as whether you can prove your employer's fault or if negligence was the cause of your injury.
Other factors to consider when determining compensation for a work injury include:
Work accident settlement amounts don't remain constant since many variables play a role, and each case is different from the last (and the next.)
There are also intangible damages that deserve compensation but cannot be measured concretely. For example, when a person is permanently disabled, what do they deserve in compensation? How about pain and suffering? Having an experienced work injury lawyer review your case with you and explain how it will benefit your case will help you make the best decisions about your claim.
There is a myriad of legal tenets that are involved in workers' compensation claims, including issues of insurance policy interpretation, medical malpractice, and the employer's liability with respect to its employee.
Even if you believe you are entitled to compensation, if you handle the claims process on your own, you may quickly realize you will need the services of an attorney to obtain the compensation that you deserve.
After a work injury, getting a settlement from an insurance company may not be an issue, however, insurance companies are always looking to save money on claims. If you do not have an attorney on your side, they can have a hard time offering an appropriate settlement.
Insurers will offer competitive offers up-front when you hire a law firm to represent you. Also, your attorney will be able to determine whether the settlement offer is fair, and, if not, will negotiate for a more favorable settlement on your behalf.