Workplace Accidents Outside of Workers’ Compensation

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Most people know that workers’ compensation does exist, but they don’t understand it fully. Additionally, they may not understand that some workplace injuries do require more compensation than just what is offered by workers’ comp specifically.

“If you’ve been injured in the workplace, you’ve probably been told that the only compensation you can receive will come from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Although this is the general rule, there are many exceptions – situations in which you may be able to sue for damages caused by your injuries.” (Workplace Injury)

If you have an experienced attorney working on your side, they will know which situations can provide a case and which cannot. Some examples, however, include:

  • Workers injured because of a defective product.
  • Workers injured by a toxic substance.
  • Workers injured because of intentional conduct from the employer.
  • Workers injured when the employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance.

However, the laws surrounding these accidents and cases can be very difficult to navigate. Not all injury is entitled to any other compensation, so pursuing any case would be wasteful. Anyone who is injured in the workplace will need to take the time and choose a quality attorney that understands workplace accident laws. Experience, knowledge and background are a must when choosing an attorney of this type.

If you have been injured in the workplace, then you will need to contact an attorney to determine if you are entitled to further compensation. Contact the offices of Thompson Wedeking for a consultation today.