When Worker’s Compensation Can Be Confronted
Workplace injuries are common, and many times, the compensation for your injuries will come from your employer’s insurance. This insurance has a special section for worker’s compensation, but there are many exceptions in injuries when it may be necessary to sue for further compensation. These include:
- Your Employer Doesn’t Have Worker’s Compensation Insurance
- A Third Party Was The Cause Of Your Injuries
- You Were Injured By A Defective Product
- Egregious Conduct By Your Employer Caused Your Injury
- You Were Injured From Contact With A Toxic Substance
Worker’s compensation is useful and can provide money and benefits to workers who are injured, but the compensation can be low and won’t always cover the cost of temporary or permanent disability, as well as the cost of pain and suffering. Additionally, if the injury was sustained by one of the situations described above, further claims may need to take place to ensure that proper compensation is awarded.
It’s important for workers to be aware of their rights and to receive adequate payment for the injuries sustained.If you have been injured at work and are seeking legal advice to determine if your employer has justly compensated you, call Mathews Giberson, LLP today at 954-463-1929.
February 17, 2014 , by Walter Mathews