Workers’ Compensation Laws & Your Rights
Discuss Your Work Injury Case with a Knowledgeable Accident Attorney
Workers’ compensation insurance is required in many states in order to ensure that employees are protected in the event of work-related accidents. If you are covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, you will not to sue him / her for damages. You may, however, be able to sue a third party involved in your accident.
Here are two examples of third parties that may be liable in work injury cases:
- Other motor vehicle drivers—If you were hurt in a work-related automobile accident, and another driver was at fault in causing the accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against that driver.
- Equipment manufacturers / designers / retailers—If your accident was caused by a faulty piece of equipment or dangerous machinery, you may be able to sue the manufacturer, designer, and / or retailer responsible.
Retain an attorney to discuss all of your options. At Southwest Legal Group™, we turn over every leaf in order to fully protect our clients and ensure that they receive all of the compensation they are entitled to after an accident. This includes examining any third parties who may be liable beyond the workers’ compensation insurance benefits you should receive.
Call our personal injury lawyers for a free review today at (855) 232-5470.
How Do I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Our firm can help you file a claim for workers’ compensation, or even appeal a denial of benefits. It’s important that you act fast. If you don’t inform your employer about your accident quickly, you could lose your right to compensation.
We can help you avoid common mistakes people make when pursuing their workers’ compensation benefits after an accident. At Southwest Legal Group™, our clients come first.