Trammell Piazza a law firm in Little Rock and Texarkana, AR. Chad, partner, discusses your options if you are hurt on the job.

When explaining workers’ compensation to people, they often ask if it’s their only option. I tell them that if they get injured on the job, there’s good news: their employer typically has insurance to cover these injuries. The bad news is that workers’ compensation only pays a percentage of what they normally make, and it doesn’t fully compensate them for their losses or for their pain and suffering. If they have a permanent injury or if a spouse dies on the job, they can receive permanent or long-term compensation, but it’s still at a reduced rate. In cases like this, if they call us, we can try to find out if there was another negligent party who may also bear responsibility for the accident, and then we can go after that party for full compensation.