Workplace Accidents: Workplace accidents can result from any number of work conditions. Both federal and state law allows for workers who are injured during the course of their employment or arising out of their service to be compensated for income and medical benefits.
A workplace injury can leave you physically disabled, unable to work, and financially unstable. You are entitled to workers' compensation anytime you suffer an injury during the course of employment, regardless of fault. The workers' compensation insurance companies that are supposed to provide vital benefits, such as wage replacement and medical treatment, often resist their responsibilities and look for reasons to deny workers' compensation claims. Workers who have been injured on the job generally may file a Workers Compensation claim in order to recover their damages. The Workers Compensation claim, however, often fails to adequately compensate the worker for all of the losses, including pain and suffering, future lost wages, future advancement potential and future loss of enjoyment. If you have been injured on the job, you may also be entitled to recover damages from a "third party," such as a negligent manufacturer, negligent general contractor, negligent supplier or negligent property owner.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a workplace accident contact Schibell, Mennie & Kentos to set up a personal, no-cost consultation to discuss your case.