If you were injured on the job, you have the right to recover compensation for your injuries. Every case is different, which is why you need a Pasadena personal injury lawyer who is experienced navigating such cases on your side.
At Haines Law, P.C., our Pasadena work injury lawyers fully investigate workplace injury claims to determine the best possible course of legal action for our clients. Whether you need to file a claim under workers’ compensation or make a third party claim against a negligent manufacturer, we are here for you. Our team can explain your options and recommend a strategy to maximize your financial recovery.
Navigating Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you are injured on the job and your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you are eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ comp ensures that every employee receives medical and income benefits while they recover from their injuries.
If your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you can recover compensation through filing this type of claim; however, you cannot sue them for your on-the-job injuries for any additional compensation. If workers’ compensation benefits don’t cover your medical expenses and other damages, you may be able to pursue a third party claim against another negligent party.
Assistance with Third Party Claims
When your work injury was caused by someone other than your employer, you may have a third-party claim. Third party claims usually arise when an employee of an industrial contractor is injured while working in a refinery or chemical plant.
If you work for a contractor and were injured at a plant or refinery, you may have a claim against the property owner. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of the property owner or a third party, you can sue the responsible party for monetary damages.
You may have a third party claim even if you have already filed a worker’s compensation claim with your employer. Consult with our Pasadena work injury lawyers to find out for sure.
What Are Non-Subscriber Claims?
If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, they are a non-subscriber. When your employer is a non-subscriber, you can bring a traditional personal injury claim against them to recover compensation for your workplace injuries. Employers who have not opted for workers’ comp insurance have given up almost all their traditional defenses to your injury claim.
Your recovery from a successful work injury claim could cover:
- All medical bills pertaining to your injury
- The income lost during your time off
- Compensation for diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
How a Pasadena Work Injury Attorney Might Help
If your loved one passed away as a result of a workplace injury, you may have a claim for wrongful death. Wrongful death claims can be brought by certain family members, such as spouses, children, and parents in most cases.
Our firm has helped numerous individuals in third party and non-subscriber claims. We have successfully represented workers with injuries ranging from minor knee injuries to severe back injuries and amputations. Our seasoned Pasadena work injury lawyers know your rights and how to enforce them.