Nearly 3 million people are hurt on the job every single year. Injuries may occur due to a single incident or develop over time. In either case, you should inform your supervisor and seek medical attention.
If your injury leaves you with a mountain of medical bills, or forces you to miss time from work, you may be entitled to compensation. Here are three ways you can attempt to recover damages resulting from a workplace injury:
- Workers Compensation – Workers compensation laws allow injured workers to receive monetary compensation for their medical expenses, as well as lost wages while they recover. Since filing a claim can be tricky, and the laws vary from state to state, it is highly recommended that you seek legal assistance from a workers compensation lawyer.
- Third Party Claim – A third-party claim can be filed if your injury was caused by someone other than your employer; such as a contractor, non-employee, or a defective product. This type of claim is handled as a normal civil lawsuit, and may provide compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. The legal attorneys at Stewart Law Offices can tell you when you have the right to file a third-party claim.
- Lawsuit Against Your Employer – Many workers compensation laws prevent an injured employee from suing their employer. However, in cases of severe recklessness or intentional harm, you may have legal options that stretch beyond workers compensation.
Have you been hurt on the job in North Carolina or South Carolina? The personal injury attorneys at Stewart Law Offices can help you seek the compensation you deserve. We will even visit you at home or in the hospital while you recover. Contact us online to get started with a free consultation, or pick up the phone and call (803) 408-7352