Many workers are injured on the job and do not realize that in addition to a workers compensation claim, they may also have a right of action (lawsuit) against the negligent party. This may entitle the injured worker to benefits for pain and suffering, loss of future income or loss of consortium which are not covered under the workers compensation system.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 3 Million workplace injuries occurred in 2011 with over 50% resulting in lost time in excess of a few days. Workplace injuries can occur at a fixed work location or at an offsite location.
Injuries that can occur at the workplace include:
Slip and falls
Being struck by objects
Sprains, strains and tears
Tow motor and forklift injuries
Heavy equipment malfunctions
Repetitive motion injury
Off-site workplace injuries include:
Motor vehicle accidents
Slip and falls
Other types of the negligence causing harm to the worker
Having experienced personal injury attorneys handling your claim will improve the likelihood of a recovery for your severe injuries and the future medical expenses and lost earnings along with the pain and suffering that you experienced.
At Viola Cummings & Lindsay, LLP, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in workplace injury cases. We will assist you in obtaining medical treatment and will pursue the negligent party to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries whether by settlement or trial. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive trial experience handling workplace injury cases for our clients and for clients referred to us from other firms.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a workplace accident, call Viola, Cummings & Lindsay, Attorneys at Law, at 716- 285-9555.
There is no fee for the consultation. If we accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis meaning if you do not receive payment for your injuries, you do not owe us any fee.
Please keep in mind that there are specific time limitations to file a lawsuit for medical benefits and your personal injuries.