It’s a sad reality that some employers knowingly or unknowingly subject their employees to unsafe working conditions. Sometimes, it’s just the carelessness of a fellow employee, and sometimes an injury can occur through someone unconnected with the workplace. Unfortunately, when this happens, workers can suffer in more ways than one. From life-altering injuries that demand ongoing medical treatment to lost wages, work related accidents can hurt employees physically, financially, and emotionally.
When Injury Strikes
When you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to wage compensation, to have your medical bills paid and to an award when you are left with a permanent injury. In some instances where the accident is caused by someone not connected with your job, you can seek damages in Civil Court as well as Workers Compensation Courts.
Moreover, if the negligence of a third party (a person or company other than your employer or co-worker) contributed to causing your injury, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against that party—even if you’re also receiving workers compensation benefits from your employer.
Exploring Your Rights
After a workplace accident, you may feel as if you’re alone and without options. Don’t let these negative feelings consume you. Instead, empower yourself by contacting Howard Kanowitz for your initial consultation. Howard Kanowitz is here to offer you support during this trying time, so call today.