In the United States, 6,000 people are killed while on the job each year. In addition, more than 3 million people are injured each year. This includes people injured in manufacturing jobs, in auto accidents, which take place on the job and in a variety of other settings.
If you have been injured on the job, you are eligible for worker’s compensation benefits, which can include payment of medical bills and payment of a portion of your lost wages due to the injury. In addition, if your injuries result in a permanent disability you may be entitled to a lump sum payment.
What many people don’t know is that even if your injury occurs at the workplace, you may also have a personal injury claim. A person who is injured while in the course and scope of their employment may not sue their employer, except for worker’s compensation. However, if your injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, then you may also have a personal injury claim against the negligent party.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured on the job, then please contact one of our experienced attorneys. For more information and a free consultation with our experienced and professional staff, call Walker Law Office, P.A. at (612) 821-0094, (214) 550-3333 or email email@example.com.