The workers’ compensation system was initially developed as a “no fault” system, where injured workers’ did not have to “prove” anyone was at fault, so they could get quick access to quality medical care for their injuries and immediate disability benefits for their lost income. Oh my how things have changed. Today, the workers’ compensation system has deteriorated into a system where injured workers have to fight for their rights. This is what we do. We help you navigate the system to get you the benefits you need and help you negotiate a settlement if and when the time comes for you to put the workers’ compensation system behind you.
- All injuries
- Returning to Work
- Securing Permanent Total Disability Benefits
PERSONAL INJURY & WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INTERACTION
Job Injury resulting from negligence of a Third Party (not your Employer)
Many times our clients are injured on the job due to the negligence of someone else. While the workers’ compensation system protects employers and co-workers by giving them immunity from claims for negligence, it does not provide such protection for other “third parties.” In such cases, we represent our clients in BOTH the claim for negligence and the workers’ compensation matter, which allows us to provide a greater service for the client.
Here are some examples of such cases we have handled:
Motor Vehicle Collision – Client seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash while on the job.
Slip & Fall – Client seriously injured because the cleaning company hired by her employer to clean the building left soap on the floor that she slipped on.
Negligent Security –client shot in the head while delivering gasoline to a gas station. Gas station had previously employed its own truckers, but stopped because they kept getting robbed. They hired our client’s company to deliver the gas. Gas station failed to warn or protect our client from the foreseeable criminal act that had occurred numerous times before.
Electrocution – Client electrocuted when the electric company fails to follow the National Electric Safety Code when installing power lines at his place of work.
Negligent Security/Wrongful Death – Client shot and killed in armed robbery while working, when landlord of strip mall failed to provide adequate security despite multiple prior armed robberies at the same location.
Premises Liability – Client seriously injured while making a delivery when heavy boxes fall on his head that were improperly secured at the delivery location.