Can I Sue My Employer If I Was Injured at Work?

Can I Sue My Employer If I Was Injured at Work?

Workers' compensation provides benefits to qualifying victims of workplace accidents. If you have been injured at work, regardless of the cause, you may be eligible to file a claim with your employer's workers' compensation insurance company to recover benefits. Through workers' compensation an injured employee is able to seek medical attention, as well as be compensated for a portion of the wages he or she has lost as a result of injuries sustained.

In cases where an employee sustained either a temporary or permanent disability, workers' compensation may not be sufficient to cover extensive medical treatment or surgeries, rehabilitative therapy and other costly expenses. Workers' compensation does not offer compensation for pain and suffering, nor does it allow an employee to be awarded punitive damages in instances of negligence, lack of proper safety procedures or intentional wrongdoing on the part of an employer. In these types of situations, suing your employer may be a more viable and financially remunerative option.

If you have reason to believe your work-related injuries were directly caused by your employer's neglectful actions or intentional disregard for the safety of his or her employees, we advise you hire a Modesto personal injury lawyer at once. In most workplace accident cases, the injured employee will not be allowed to pursue workers' compensation benefits and file a lawsuit against his or her employer to recover damages. After analyzing your situation, a lawyer from our firm will be able to advise you of the legal options available to you.

Our founding lawyer at the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro is Lead Counsel Rated in Personal Injury Law - Plaintiff and has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® as having an AV Preeminent Rating®. With a comprehensive understanding of workers' compensation laws, and a dedication to seeing justice served, you can rest assured that our legal team will stop at nothing to help you achieve the most optimal results for your case. If you have suffered a workplace injury, do not delay in securing legal representation. Reach out to our law offices today.