Injury victims owe it to themselves to explore all potential sources of compensation. If you have been injured on the job or off, you may be eligible for more financial relief than you think.
Were you injured at work?
Injured workers deserve workers’ comp benefits, which pay for medical bills and a portion of lost wages. Employers (and their insurance companies) often try to limit or outright deny benefits by claiming the injury was preexisting or not as severe as reported, but workers have rights and an experienced attorney can protect them.
Who caused the accident?
Depending on who was responsible for your work injury, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim in addition to a workers’ comp claim. These are called third-party claims because they are the result of negligence by someone who is not your employer, manager or a coworker. These injuries are the result of negligence by third parties such as distracted drivers, manufacturers of defective equipment or careless contractors.
Has your injury left you disabled?
If your injury leaves you unable to work or adjust to other work for at least 12 months, you may also be entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. There are many physical and mental health impairments that can make you eligible for SSD benefits. The process is often lengthy and difficult, but do not lose hope if your initial claim has been denied. Many reach success during the appeals process.
Explore all of your options
It’s difficult to think about legal issues when you are recovering from a serious injury, but you owe it to yourself to explore all of the options available to you. The great thing about working with a law firm that handles all three of these types of claims is that you don’t have to search for three different lawyers to maximize your financial recovery. You can get all of the legal help you need under one roof.