Our Law Firm Stands up for Injured Workers
Workers’ compensation is essentially a tradeoff. Employees who are hurt on the job have no-fault benefits that will pay for their medical bills, lost wages and, if applicable, permanent disability. But workers’ compensation lawyers know that the full cost of an accident can well exceed those benefits and the law does not provide compensation for pain and suffering, loss of quality of life or other ways you may be harmed by an on-the-job injury.
Because workplace accidents are covered under workers’ compensation, you can’t sue your employer or a co-worker to get compensation for those losses. However, that protection applies only to your own employer. If a third party is responsible for your accident, you can file a personal injury claim against that third party, just as you could for any accident that happened outside work.