Workers’ Comp Injury Claim
In Alabama, almost all employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance from their employers. This insurance is used to cover any injuries that occur to an employee on the job, including accidents and medical conditions caused by performing their job. If an accident occurs that causes an injury to an employee and they are covered by workers’ comp insurance, they cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against their employer. Instead, they need to file a workers’ comp claim to receive benefits for their injury.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer for Workers’ Comp?
Since employees are automatically covered for injuries under workers’ comp insurance, many injured workers do not seek legal assistance. This can be a mistake. All insurance companies, including those that offer workers’ comp, are for-profit businesses. They only want to pay the minimal amount for any claim made. Also, some employers want to reduce the amount of money paid out to employees through workers’ comp to keep their premiums lower. A personal injury attorney can make sure you get fair compensation for your on-the-job injury.
While you cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer, there may be other options. If another entity contributed to your injury like an on-site contractor or a driver that caused an accident while you were working, you may be able to file a claim against them. These are referred to as:
If you were injured at work and need medical care and time off from work, you need to know that your bills will be paid now and in the future. Contact the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown in Montgomery to discuss your workers’ compensation claim during a free consultation. We will discuss your options, and if we handle your case, you can trust we will work diligently to obtain the best results in your claim.