Companies are required by law to create and maintain safe and healthy work environments for their workers. But sometimes they fall short of this goal. More than 4 million people are victims of a serious job-related injury or illness each year. In 2014, nearly 5,000 workers were killed on the job -- that’s about 13 every day.
If you are injured on the job, it is in your best interest to report it to your employer as soon as you can. You may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits, but in many cases you can recover much greater compensation for your injuries through a work injury lawsuit. If your employer knowingly exposed you to unsafe conditions or failed to take safety measures, you may be allowed to seek compensation by filing a lawsuit—even if you’re also receiving workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.
The Dysart Law Firm, p.c. can help you determine whether you have grounds to file a lawsuit against your employer or even a third party, and we fight aggressively to protect the rights of injured.