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Legal options for individuals injured on the job

In the wake of injuries caused on the job, workers and their loved ones can understandably feel a bit dazed. The chaos associated with receiving medical treatment and beginning to recover can leave individuals emotionally drained. In addition, the mountain of paperwork which often accompanies this kind of injury can be overwhelming.

During this hectic time, it is often beneficial to consult an attorney about your situation. Signing paperwork from your employer or your insurance without first consulting an attorney can leave you with fewer options for financial recovery than you might have otherwise had access to. Depending on your situation, you may be able to take advantage of one or more legal opportunities in the wake of your work-related injury.

First, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as a result of your injury. It is important to note that you may be entitled to these benefits even if your employer or the entity responsible for distributing your benefits insists that you do not qualify. An attorney with experience in this area of law should be able to help you sort out whether or not you should be receiving these benefits depending on your situation.

Second, you may be able to file a personal injury suit against your employer, a negligent manufacturer of equipment you used on the job or another entity responsible for the harm you suffered at work. Not all injuries are caused by negligence, nor does the law allow workers to sue for every kind of injury. However, this option may be an excellent one for you, depending on the details of how you suffered your injury.

Source: Findlaw Injured, “Injured at Work? 3 Potential Options for Recovery,” Jenny Tsay, Sept. 2, 2014

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