One of the questions we are commonly asked is whether or not an employee can sue his or her employer for injuries suffered on the job. Individuals who are injured during the course of performing work-related tasks can seek financial remuneration for their injuries, as well as other benefits intended to help replace lost wages, by filing a claim through their employer’s workers’ compensation provider. Laws in our state do not allow employees to also file lawsuits against their employers as a result of a workplace injury. There are instances in which an employee may have grounds to file a lawsuit or claim against a third party if that third party’s negligence or carelessness can be directly tied to his or her injuries.
For example, if the piece of equipment a worker was using at the time of the accident is found to be defective, a lawsuit can be filed against the equipment manufacturer seeking both economic and non-economic damages. If you have been injured on the job, one of the first things we advise you do is to obtain legal representation from a personal injury lawyer in Dothan who has experience handling workers’ compensation cases. Our firm has always been focused on providing accident victims and their families with the hard-hitting representation they need to recover fair and just compensation. At MCATD, our legal team is comprised of highly-respected lawyers and trained litigators, many of whom possess a comprehensive understanding of workers’ compensation laws.
One partner in particular has an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo and has authored a consumer rights book, “The Injured Worker’s Survival Guide: The Five Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Workers’ Compensation Case.” Having a skilled lawyer advocating on your behalf will greatly increase your chances of being able to recover the maximum benefits you are eligible to receive. To learn more about the workers’ compensation benefits that you may be eligible to receive, or to get help filing a third-party lawsuit after a workplace injury, all you need to do is call our firm and schedule a meeting with a Dothan personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.