Injured While Working

What do I do if I was injured while working?

If you sustained a spinal cord injury on the job, you should contact an experienced spinal cord injury legal team immediately. Catastrophic injuries are expensive, and if you were injured at work, you may be entitled to financial compensation. An experienced legal team can help you recover money for your injuries through the court of law. There are two ways your legal team can help you recover financial compensation for your work-related injuries: through a workers’ compensation case or through a personal injury case.

What are the differences between a workers’ compensation case and a personal injury case?

Your legal team can help you recover money for your injuries on the job through a workers’ compensation lawsuit or through a personal injury lawsuit. There are three main differences between workers’ compensation and personal injury cases: 1) proof of fault is not required in workers’ compensation cases, 2) you cannot sue your employers or coworkers for your injuries in a workers’ compensation case, and 3) you can receive compensation for your pain and suffering through a personal injury lawsuit.

In a personal injury case, your legal team must prove that someone else was at fault for your injuries in order for you to receive financial compensation. In a workers’ compensation case, no proof of fault is required. Under workers’ compensation laws, all injured workers are entitled to money and benefits from their employer if they are injured on the job, despite who may have been at fault for the injuries.

In a personal injury case, you are allowed to sue your employer or coworkers if they were at fault for your injuries. In a workers’ compensation case, you are not allowed to sue your employer or coworkers for your injuries. Under workers’ compensation laws, your employer compensates you for your injuries, and in return, you are not allowed to sue anyone from the workplace for those injuries.

You are able to receive compensation for your pain and suffering through a personal injury case, but not through a workers’ compensation case. In a personal injury case, you can receive money for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering; in a workers’ compensation case, you can only receive money for your medical bills and lost wages.

How does payment work in workers’ compensation cases?

There are two ways you can be compensated in a successful workers’ compensation case: through a lump-sum settlement or through a structured settlement. Lump-sum settlements are one-time payments, in which the injured party receives all of their compensation at once. Structured settlements include several smaller payments over time. You can receive money from a structured settlement over a period of one year, five years, or even longer. The right legal team will help determine what type of workers’ compensation settlement is best for you.

How do I find the right work injury legal team?

It is important for you to hire an experienced, determined, and empathetic personal injury legal team, especially if you have a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries are complex, and because of this, only an experienced spinal cord injury law team can truly understand how to successfully navigate your case. When you look for a work injury legal team, consider the following questions:

  • Does this legal team have experience in spinal cord injury cases?
  • Does this legal team have experience in workers’ compensation/personal injury cases?
  • Does this legal team understand the details and the costs of spinal cord injuries?
  • Does this legal team truly care about my case and my well-being?
  • Can this legal team provide me with other SCI-related resources?

If you hire the right legal team, your work injury lawyers can be your best advocates. Make sure to hire an experienced spinal cord injury legal team to help you navigate your work injury case. Please contact us today at team@spinalpedia.com or through the form provided on this page. We know spinal cord injuries, and we can answer any questions you have to help you navigate this legal process.

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