After you suffer an on-the-job injury, the last thing you will want to worry about is how you are going to pay your bills and continue to provide for your family. While workers’ compensation can provide a quick resolution to part of this problem, what many people don’t realize is that a workers’ compensation claim (even if successful) may not always meet the needs of a victim and their family.
In Alabama, if the negligence of another person (known as a 3rd party) was the causation for your workplace injury, you can pursue financial compensation from them via a claim of personal injury. There are, however, many specifics to this type of claim that will need to be discussed. Contact the seasoned Alabama workplace accident lawyers here at the law office of Wettermark & Keith, LLC., today to learn more about your case and to go over your options as a victim.
Deciding whether to file a claim of personal injury or workers’ compensation may not always be easy for victims of workplace accidents. In general, if a person in Alabama files a workers’ compensation claim they are not allowed to seek additional damages from their employer. However, the victim is allowed to pursue a claim against the individual responsible if the person who caused the accident acted with negligence.
To illustrate a potential situation, let’s say that a person is struck by a fork-lift on a construction site. The injury in question took place while the individual was working, so the victim can file a claim of workers’ compensation to receive a quick, albeit low, amount of compensation from their employer. If the driver of the fork-lift acted negligently (was driving unsafely, was intoxicated, wasn’t adhering to safety protocols, etc.) then a claim can be filed against that specific person to recover additional compensation.
To go over the specifics of your case, contact our expert Alabama workplace accident lawyers today. The skilled injury lawyers here at Wettermark & Keith, LLC., have over 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of those injured in workplace accidents. Together we can seek a compensation figure that best suits your needs as a victim.
Here at Wettermark & Keith, LLC., no case is too big for our expert workplace injury lawyers to pursue. Our top attorneys represent each and every client with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success. We realize that this is likely a difficulty situation for you and possibly your family and are here for you.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person and suffered a workplace injury in an accident, contact our top injury lawyers today.
When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.
Contact us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death after sustaining a workplace injury. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our web site and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call one of our three branches.
Remember, it is only through extensive professional litigation that a successful claim of personal injury or wrongful death can be made to come to fruition. This is precisely how our top accident lawyers operate for every client, every day. We work hard to serve justice to those injured, one case at a time.
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