Being injured on the job is especially complicated, both financially- and legally-speaking. Along with the physical impact to your health, a work injury can cause tension between you and your employer, making you fear for your financial wellbeing. It may also affect your ability to earn a living, either temporarily or permanently. And pursuing legal action in these instances means navigating a complex network of insurance policies, liability, and industry practices.
For these reasons, it can be difficult to understand your rights and options in a work injury case, as well as the obligations of your employer — and how you can seek compensation for your injuries without compromising your financial security. Consulting with a qualified work injury lawyer can shed light on these questions, while providing professional guidance as you navigate this challenging and confusing chapter of your life. With that in mind, here’s what you should know about a work injury case.
There are many factors that may complicate your work injury case. The parties involved and their employment status, as well as the insurance coverage available to you may impact how you proceed in your case. Additionally, government regulations and corporate policies may also play a role. More specifically, here are a few issues that you need to consider as you decide how to move forward with your case.
A work injury case is different from other accident cases because it involves your employer. Because you rely on your job for an income, it is critically important that you understand your rights and your employer’s responsibilities. That way, you can protect your employment status and ensure that your employer lives up to their obligations.
The following are just a few of your rights as a worker injured on the job:
The following are some — but not all — of the obligations of your employer in a work injury case.
Because work injury cases are difficult to navigate, we recommend that you at least consult with a personal injury lawyer before you decide how to move forward. Our Austin work injury lawyers at FVF are well-versed in workplace injury law can help you understand your rights, options, and likely outcomes in your case. Contact us today to learn more.
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