While work is often hectic and crazy enough for most of us, it is certainly worse when you get hurt. Sustaining a personal injury at work is always a confusing and stressful time. There is always concern about where the money for treatment will come from and how you will continue to support yourself and your family while you are out of work. Thankfully, there have been laws put in place over the past century around the world which help to solve these exact problems. How lucky for you that Collier Law Firm specializes in these exact laws.
If you have been recently injured at work, you may have asked questions about what payment you can get through your employer. The chances are that you have been told that the only compensation that you will be able to receive is that from your company’s workers compensation insurance plan. While this is true in most cases, there are some situations in which you may be able to seek additional payments from a third party. While this doesn’t apply to every injury, it can certainly help you to gain more compensation in the event of a lengthy injury.
Some of these situations do involve injuries sustained while using a product. The chances are that if you were not harmed while operating something or working with a substance, you will not be able to collect from a third party. However, read on to see if you have a claim which you can file for additional compensation.
If you were harmed while using a product or device that was produced by a third party due to something going wrong with it, you may be able to seek payment from the manufacturer of that product. This is only accurate if the product was somehow defective or if the warnings were not accurately conveyed to you or your employer. Similar situations may occur if you were injured due to a toxic chemical. Whether the injury is acute (immediate) or latent (delayed), you may be able to seek payment if an injury or illness occurs.
In many states, any money that is won on a third party case must go to your employer’s insurance carrier as repayment for what they have sent to you. Sometimes, however, you get to keep what you have won. Call Collier today and see what we can do for you.