If you are injured while working on the job regardless of how you were injured, you have certain rights and protections. You must report your injuries in order to receive workers compensation benefits. Depending upon your injuries, you may be entitled to recover costs for past and future medical bills, some lost wages, and some future lost wages. If you suffer permanent injuries and limitations, you may also be able to recover compensation for those injuries. The workers compensation process can be confusing and difficult at times, an attorney can help you understand the process and ensure you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to recover.
Job-site Injuries Caused by Other People
If you are injured on the job-site by someone other than your employer or a co-worker, you may have a claim against that person or other business. You may be able to recover lost wages, future wages, reduced ability to earn money in the future, past medical bills, future medical bills, and pain and suffering. Understanding whether you are only entitled to workers’ compensation benefits or if you can seek to recover damages from someone else, may require speaking with an attorney.