Millions of employees suffer work accidents on a yearly basis and many of them cause serious injuries and in some cases, death. If you have suffered work injuries you are entitled to compensation and in death cases your family may be entitled to compensation as well. As with most personal injury cases, compensation generally depends on the circumstances of you work injuries. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation, a personal injury lawsuit, or possibly both. If you have suffered work injuries it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced Fresno personal injury attorney with expertise in injury cases.
The Law Office of Gregory W. Fox has the resources and knowledge required to identity and litigate all available claims in your case. Our goal is to help you receive the optimum compensation and benefits that you are entitled to.
Work injuries and workers’ compensation
Typically, employees do not have the ability to sue their employer for work injuries sustained on the job, workers’ compensation is the remedy you would pursue. However, if your work injuries are sustained as a result of employer misconduct you may be able to sue your employer, depending on the circumstances involved in your case. An easy to understand example would be asbestos. If asbestos was present in the workplace and your employer was aware of the dangers it presented but did not remove the hazard or warn employees, their misconduct may be grounds for a lawsuit. There are limited exceptions that allow an injured employee to sue their employer, in most cases work injuries will be restricted to workers’ compensation claims against the employer.
Work injuries and notifying your employer
If you suffer work injuries it is important that you notify your employer immediately. There are a few steps that you should take:
- Report the injury to your employer as soon as possible.
- Report the injury in writing and keep a copy for your records.
- File a claim for workers’ compensation.
With injury claims there are time limitations and certain filing requirements that need to be met so it is important that you act quickly.
Contact a Fresno work injury lawyer
If you have suffered work injuries it is important that you or your family contact a skilled and dedicated personal injury attorney. At The Law Office of Gregory W. Fox we will investigate all possible options for compensation. We have the expertise necessary to analyze your case and identify all claims. If you would like to discuss your case confidentially call us today at (559) 222-5800. In most instances an appointment can be scheduled for the same day.