Personal Injury Law – Workplace Injuries
Personal injury litigation is categorized into two classes, negligence situations and intentional torts. except these, the workplace injuries are also taken into consideration.
People who get injured at work are entitled to take legal actions against their employer or their co-workers. At the most, they can claim for what is termed as “worker’s compensation”.
Depending upon the situation and the cause of injury, the injured person is also entitled to file a case against the “third party” that includes the owner of the premises where the injury occurs, manufacturer of unsafe machinery, another employee who causes the injury, or the company in which the employee works.
for example, if a person gets accidentally hit by a forklift that is pushed by a fellow employee, he is entitled to claim and retrieve the “workers’ compensation” benefits.
however, if the forklift that causes the injury is being pushed by an employee of a different company, the injured person is entitled to retrieve additional money from the driver and his employer in order to compensate for the damages done.
If you are injured at work, it is strongly recommended that you should get your case evaluated by an attorney specialized in the personal injury law. This will help you ensure that you will receive the complete workers’ compensation benefits that you are entitled to acquire.
Let your lawyer know if at all you have a claim against a ‘third party’ for the injuries that you suffered.
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