There is a lot of misinformation that is provided when it comes to getting injured on the job and possible remedies for the situation. There are times when workers can make claims beyond those of workman’s comp. Here are a few situations where a worker may need a Work injury attorney.
1. Injury due to a defective product is one reason a worker can sue outside the boundaries of workman’s comp. If a piece of machinery or equipment is deemed to have not worked properly, and the manufacturer can be proven to have known about the inherent dangers or did not warn the worker in an adequate fashion, the claimant may be due financial compensation. In addition to not only filing a workman’s comp claim and talking to an attorney, but the worker can also file a report with the Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
2. If the worker is required to work in an environment where toxic substances are present, and it can be proven that those substances have lead to either acute or chronic injury, then a lawsuit may be a valid solution. If you have fallen ill due to substances found in the workplace environment, it is advisable to talk to an attorney who routinely handles cases in the field of workplace injuries. This is especially true if much time has passed since the exposure, as the both the employer and the insurance company may do everything they can to prove the accident was not due to any negligence on their part.
3. If the employer knowingly and purposefully puts the employee in a dangerous working environment, such as a situation where adequate safety equipment is not provided, the employee may have a strong case against the employer and may be able to file a claim for financial amounts above and beyond that which could be collected under a workman’s comp claim.
If you think you may need a Work injury attorney, please visit Alpernschubertlaw.com and schedule an initial consultation.This will let you know if you have a valid claim and provide the necessary steps you will need to take before going forward. You can also follow them on Twitter for more updates.
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