One thing that can confuse people is the difference between a workers' compensation case and a personal injury case. Of course, this confusion often comes up when you're dealing with both types of cases simultaneously. This situation can occur if a third party was involved in your accident. Here's what you need to know. How Your Workers' Comp Case Affects Your Personal Injury Case Your third-party lawsuit, or personal injury case, can and will occur normally.
The unexpected nature of a car accident can turn your life upside down, especially when you are injured in the accident. In addition to recovering from your injuries, you may feel stress due being absent from work and lost wages. If you are not at fault for the accident, you have a few options when you miss work due to a car accident injury. Take the following steps to recoup damages that result from missing work due to an auto accident injury:
You can try to live your life in a plastic bubble, but you can never control the actions, or negligence, of others. It is common for the blatant disregard of another individual to cause an accident that leaves you injured, in pain, or even unable to work. From car accidents to irresponsible business owners, it can seem that when you are injured, there is no way anyone could say you are at fault for your own pain and suffering.
If you're injured at work, is your only recourse a workers' compensation claim? Not necessarily. Under a number of circumstances, you do have other options. Quite often, it's possible to file a personal injury lawsuit rather than rely solely on workers' compensation. Here are three examples. 1.) Your employer displays gross negligence or an intentional disregard for employee safety. Most of the time, an employer's negligence doesn't matter - in fact, that's part of what workers' compensation benefits are designed to cover.
Was your mother or wife sent home from the emergency room and then died, because she was suffering from a heart attack that was misdiagnosed? Unfortunately, studies show women are often not treated as aggressively as men when they enter the ER for heart problems, or their heart condition goes misdiagnosed. If you feel that her death could have been prevented and she missed out on valuable time, you want to talk with a wrongful death attorney about the problem.