What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive for a Workplace Injury?
Posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2013
When a workplace injury keeps you from work, you may lose wages while you face growing medical bills. You need and deserve worker’s compensation, and a Morris County worker’s compensation lawyer can help you win the settlement you deserve. With an experienced lawyer, you can avoid receiving limited compensation. Additionally, in many circumstances, you are entitled to bigger financial claims for a workplace injury beyond what you get from your workplace insurance.
If equipment or products at your work are unsafe or defective, on top of a claim from your employer’s insurance, you may be able to claim damages from the manufacturer. If they were aware of the defect and/or also failed to adequately caution employees of the danger, you may have a product liability case as well.
Toxic chemicals and substances are also to blame for some workplace injuries. You may be able to file claims against manufacturers for your injuries and illnesses due to toxic substances. Acute injuries are those that are obvious at once, such as if you are burned or go blind. Latent injuries are reactions that do not surface until years later, such as cancer, asbestosis, or mesothelioma. In these cases it can sometimes be harder to establish that your workplace is at fault for the illness. These claims require excellent representation from a New Jersey personal injury lawyer on your behalf.
A manufacturer may not be the only one at fault. If an employer or a third party intentionally inflicted an injury on you or you suffered due to their negligence or recklessness, then they can owe you reparation. If your employer has no insurance, then the employer may be personally liable for damages.
If suffering from a workplace injury, you can be entitled to more than a settlement from workplace insurance to help you pay your medical bills, recover lost wages, and be compensated for pain and suffering. You will want to learn more about to what you are entitled to retain and obtain an outstanding personal injury attorney to fight for your rights. Todd J. Leonard Law Firm can passionately represent you should you choose to work with our firm. We offer a free initial consultation for prospective clients.
You need a Morris County personal injury attorney who can handle all your claims and skillfully represent you towards winning the full compensation that you deserve. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, Todd is a civil trial attorney who are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court, and has more than 25 years of experience with all these areas of legal practice.
We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so contact our personal injury law firm today.