Have You Been Hurt On The Job?
Workers’ compensation claims can be complicated. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you likely have many questions about how you should proceed – such as what you are obligated to report and how you can go about getting compensation for your injuries and lost time at work.
At Brignole, Bush & Lewis, our award-winning personal injury attorneys are experienced with job injury claims and what needs to be done for workers to protect their rights and their employment.
In most job site injury cases, workers’ compensation can cover your medical care and compensate you for time off work. In addition, you may have a third-party liability claim against a person or entity other than your employer.
Our law firm can help you pursue maximum compensation from all sources, possibly including both workers’ compensation and a personal injury lawsuit. You may have a product liability claim against a manufacturer or a negligence claim against a subcontractor, to name a couple of examples.
We know that your career is of crucial importance, and if you are unable to work for an extended period of time, your whole life is affected. We’ll fight hard to make sure that your rights are protected and that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Many Workplace Injuries Are Caused By Accidents, But Not All
Certain occupations are known to carry risk of injuries. If you work in a setting such as a factory or a warehouse, or in construction, you may be exposed to potential dangers such as heavy equipment failure, falling objects, exposure to toxins or other hazards. Workplace safety is critical for preventing injuries in these environments. If your employer did not follow safety regulations, you may have a valid negligence claim against that employer, in addition to a standard workers’ compensation case.
Some occupational injuries happen with no visible accident to pinpoint the cause on.
- Office workers are not immune from suffering injuries at work simply because they work at a desk instead of an industrial setting. Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome can keep people out of work for long periods of time and may require medical treatment including surgery.
- Nurses and other health care providers often suffer from back pain after months or years of lifting patients repeatedly. Workers’ compensation is a likely source of compensation in such cases.
If we represent you in a work-related injury case such as these, we will fight back if the workers’ compensation insurer expects you to return to work before you have fully recovered.
Contact the Hartford, Connecticut, law firm of Brignole, Bush & Lewis today for a free consultation about your injury case. You can submit your information via our convenient online form, or you can call our offices to speak with a lawyer at 860-856-8361.