If you’ve been injured either at work or in a work-related accident, you are likely eligible for compensation. Almost all employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, so if you are injured on the job, you need to know your rights. Our personal injury lawyers at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP can work with you to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve.
When most people think about workplace injuries, they think of accidents involving heavy machinery, but workplace injuries apply to any kind of injury that is incurred while on the job. Some common types of workplace injuries include the following.
A personal injury lawyer can explain to you the specific coverage of your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Most workers’ compensation insurance covers the following:
Workers’ compensation does not cover “general damages,” such as pain and suffering, so it’s important to work with an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who will work to maximize your claim and make sure you receive all of the compensation for which you are eligible.
If you are injured at work, it is important to do the following three things: make a report and submit it to your employer; seek medical attention; and contact a personal injury attorney.
It is an employer’s responsibility to file a workers’ compensation claim with their insurance company — employers can file a claim only when the injured employee files a report. Oftentimes, employers have policies regarding the time period in which a report must be made following an accident. Even if you don’t think you were badly injured, making a report as soon as the incident occurs can serve to protect your interests in the case that your employer attempts to invalidate your injury claim. Create a written record of the incident, making note of any witnesses to the accident. A personal injury lawyer can also help you collect evidence of any workplace conditions that contributed to the accident in the form of photos, videos, or witness statements.
If you are injured at work, see a doctor as soon as possible. Even if you do not think you are badly injured, there are several reasons to seek medical attention. A medical professional might identify or diagnose injuries or conditions of which you may not be aware, saving you from pain in the future. Document the doctor’s visit and request records of any injuries, as these documents are required to file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Finally, if a minor injury develops into a more serious condition, you will need a medical record to prove that the serious injuries are a direct result of the workplace accident.
If you’ve suffered from a workplace-related injury, contact a personal injury law firm, such as Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP. Our experienced team of Las Vegas attorneys can help you file insurance claims, workers’ compensation claims, disability claims, and personal injury lawsuits. We will stand by your side while helping you handle uncooperative or negligent bosses and insurance disputes. Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation to discuss your options.