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When Should You File a Lawsuit for a Work Related Injury?

Every year there are thousands of workers who are injured in a job related accident. Although Worker’s Compensation will kick in for most of these situations, there are times when this does not apply. It is at these times that you may want to consider hiring an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases.

If you can prove that the accident that caused your injury was the result of negligence of some sort by your employer, you may have a legal case against that employer. Ignoring safety rules or precautions or any other negligent act on the part of your employer could be cause for a lawsuit. If for instance, your employer neglects to install certain safety devices because he or she feels that the expense is too high and the lack of those devices causes your injury, you may be able to seek compensation.

Working in an industry or a facility where certain toxins are evident could be very dangerous if the right precautions are not taken to ensure safety. Not properly maintaining certain equipment can also cause injury to employees. You have to determine if the injury was caused due to your employer’s neglect. In some cases, as in those involving toxins, the fault may actually lie with the manufacturer of the toxins or faulty equipment. An attorney with experience in personal injury lawsuits will be better able to answer your questions regarding fault and help you to determine if you have a valid case against your employer.

You should understand that blue collar industries are not the only ones where employers may be at fault. In office environments, there are also risks. Certain building neglect could cause injury or you may be injured due to office equipment that malfunctions. In any case, it is essential that you speak with an attorney to determine who is at fault for the injury that you have incurred.

If you do file a lawsuit and can prove that your employer is at fault, you may be entitled to receive compensation for that injury. The courts will determine the actual compensation to be paid but your attorney will help you to determine an amount to request. Compensation typically includes any monies that have been paid and will be paid in the future for medical costs related to that injury. You will also be permitted to request monetary compensation for lack of income. If your injury has left you unable to work for any period of time, your employer may be ordered by the court to provide you with the income that you lost or will lose in the future due to your inability to return to your job.

If you have incurred a work related injury and your employer does not offer Worker’s Compensation then it may be necessary for you to file a lawsuit in order to recover compensation. In any event, your first step should be contacting an attorney who specializes in these types of cases so that you and your attorney can determine if your employer actually was at fault and how you should proceed with your case.

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