In the majority of cases, injured employees are prohibited from suing their employers for a workplace injury. The workers’ compensation system was designed to provide benefits to injured employees such as lost wages and coverage for medical bills, regardless of blame.
Victims of severe injuries on the job are faced with balancing healthcare decisions and recovery while they are overwhelmed with hospitalizations, doctors’ appointments, medical bills and, often, long-term loss of work. In many cases, workers’ comp is not enough.
In some instances, injured workers may file a civil lawsuit against a third party that is responsible or contributed to his or her injuries. If your accident was due to a factor other than a coworker you may be able to file a third-party claim for damages on top of a workers’ comp claim. Circumstances such as construction accidents due to defective or faulty equipment, inadequate safety measures and training, or reckless conduct are situations that should be given responsible legal guidance. Trusted and respected severe injury attorneys with extensive trial experience, Trammell Piazza is focused on successfully achieving compensation to provide for you financially after a workplace injury.