Lubbock Work Injury Attorney
As you already know, when you have been injured due to the actions of another person, then you can obtain compensation from them through a personal injury claim. However, you may also be able to obtain compensation for your injuries from your employer if you are injured in a workplace accident. This article will explain:
- What a workplace accident is,
- What workers’ compensation is, and
- Why you need an experienced attorney representing you.
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What is a Workplace Accident
A workplace accident is any accident that results in an injury to an employee that occurred in the course and scope of the employee’s employment. This means that anytime a person is acting on the job and they are injured, they could potentially have a work injury claim. There are two examples of how this can aries. First, an employee can be injured on a job site. For example, if the employee is a construction worker, and he is injured when he falls off of the side of the construction project. Obviously he was acting in the course and scope of his employment, because he was on the job site at the time of the accident.
The second way a work injury can arise is if the employee is on the job, but not on the work site. This is usually the case with delivery driver. For instance, imagine a pizza delivery driver is out making a delivery. This means that he is on the job, even though he is not on the job site. If the delivery driver is injured in a car accident, then not only will the person who caused the accident be liable, but so will the driver’s employer because it will be considered a work injury.
What is Workers’ Compensation
Once you are able to establish that a workplace injury has occurred, then you may be able to bring a work injury claim. However, there are two very different types of work injury claims. One is where the employe is s subscriber to workers’ compensation, the other is where the employer is a non-subscriber.
Whether the employer is a subscriber or a non-subscriber to workers compensation will have a huge impact on your work injury claim, because it will dictate not only the steps you have to take in order to obtain compensation for your injuries, but also what you will have to show in order to prove your work injury damages, will be different as well.
Why You Need an Experienced Work Injury Attorney
Your best chance for success in your work injury claim is by having an experienced work injury attorney representing you. Our attorneys at Grossman Law Offices have over 24 years of experience and have helped hundreds of clients with their work injury cases. We know what it takes to hold employers accountable for their actions in causing your work injury, and we can help you obtain the full amount of compensation that you are owed for your injuries. If you or your loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, you should contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation at 1-855-405-0045.
E. Michael Grossman | Grossman Law Offices