You May Be Able To Pursue A Personal Injury Claim For Your Work Injury
Hard work is a way of life for rural Coloradans. Unfortunately, workers often suffer serious injuries on the job that prevent them from returning to work for extended periods. When this occurs, injured workers can often recover a portion of their salary through a workers’ compensation claim. Many injured workers don’t realize they may be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits and also file a personal injury lawsuit.
At Larson Law Firm, PC, in Alamosa, we take a holistic approach to helping our injured clients. Our aim is always to maximize the amount our clients recover, and sometimes this is achieved by filing a workers’ compensation claim and pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. Determining whether an injured worker can also seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit is a complex matter, which is why it is always wise to consult with an experienced injury lawyer like Micah Larson.
When Pursuing A Personal Injury Claim Makes Sense
Injured workers can recover a portion of their salary and the full cost of medical treatment through workers’ compensation benefits. A personal injury lawsuit can provide additional damages for pain and suffering, loss of consortium or partnership, and other aspects of your loss. Here are some examples of situations when filing a personal injury lawsuit in addition to a workers’ compensation claim may make sense:
- When negligence on the part of an employee working for a third-party contractor caused your injury.
- When your injury is caused by a defective product.
- When your injury is caused by an intentional act by an employer or by unsafe conditions that had previously been reported and not resolved.
- When an employer fails to provide proper protective equipment or take proper safety measures.
- When a worker is injured by another motorist while driving for work. (This does not include driving to or from work.)
Get The Compensation That You Deserve
Whether you are injured while working on a ranch, in a factory, on a farm or any other work setting, you deserve to recover the maximum amount of compensation allowed by law. Our aim is to make that happen. Mr. Larson has been advocating for injured parties in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases for more than a decade.
Prompt action is important. Contact us as soon as possible after your injury accident. We will review the facts of your case during a free consultation and recommend a course of action. You can call (719) 496-2244 or use our online contact form to provide more information and schedule a meeting.
We believe injured parties want a realistic assessment of their case, which is what we provide. And remember, we only get paid if you do.