Injured while on the job!
According to Fortune.com, American workplaces have been getting safer for decades, as jobs create safe environments for their employees to work. Amidst all the progress and changes that have been made to improve and enhance safety, workplace deaths have increased slightly in 2015. Our law-firm ensures that employees are fully aware of their rights and afforded all the necessary protections to avoid injury.
Typically, when a worker is injured in the workplace, they more than likely have been told that the only compensation to receive will come from employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. This is the general rule, there are many exceptions — situations in which you may be able to sue for damages caused by your injuries. For example:
- If you were working and became injured by a defective product, you might be able to bring a products liability action against the manufacturer of the product.
- If you were working and became injured by a toxic substance, you might be able to bring a toxic tort lawsuit against the manufacturer of that substance.
- If you were working and became injured because of your employer’s intentional or egregious conduct, you might be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against your employer.
- If your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, you might be able to sue your employer in civil court or collect money from a state fund.
- If a third party caused your injury, you might be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against that person.