What You Should Know If You are Injured on the Job
If you are injured on the job, you will have a workers’ compensation claim. However, it is important to keep in mind that you may also have grounds to file a legal claim against the person or company responsible for your injuries.
For instance, you might have a product liability claim if the equipment you were using failed and caused you harm. If you are in the construction industry, you probably work with dangerous equipment every day. If a piece of equipment fails to work properly, causing you injury, it is important to have an attorney investigate to determine why the equipment failed.
Liability in these cases can fall on the designer if there is a flaw in the design or the manufacturer if there is a flaw in the way it was constructed or if the company failed to warn of potential dangers. You might also have a claim involving negligence if your employer failed to properly train you or another employee how to use the equipment or if he or she failed to get the piece of equipment serviced regularly. Negligence claims can also be filed against other employees.
No matter what industry you are in — whether you work in an office or if you work on a fishing boat— if you are injured on the job, it is important that you look beyond workers’ compensation and that you speak with an attorney who will investigate the accident to determine exactly what happened and why.
A skilled lawyer with experience in on-the-job injury claims will help you get the full amount of compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages if you are prevented from working and other economic damages. To speak with an attorney about a Las Vegas injury claim contact the law firm of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith.