A Work Injury Can Be Life Changing, We’re Here To Help
The lawyers at Friedman, Domiano & Smith can help you achieve the best possible results if you or a loved one is a victim of a work injury. Years of experience and a team of expert attorneys help us to effectively handle even the most serious and complex cases.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you are hurt on the job due to the fault of another employee, your employer, or purely by accident, you may have a workers’ compensation claim and you should contact our attorneys as soon as possible.
Types of Workplace Injuries
- Construction accidents
- Scaffolding, roof falls and falls from heights
- Aerial lift injuries
- Electrocutions and electrical shock
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Grain elevator accidents
- Farm accidents
Frequently Asked Questions About Work Injury Law
If you are considering hiring a work injury attorney, you may have concerns about contacting a lawyer. We answer your most frequently asked questions below.
What should I do if I was injured at work?
Take action as quickly as possible. It makes no difference if you are a full-time, part-time, or self-employed employee – you are entitled to make a claim for compensation for injuries you have suffered at work as a result of employer negligence.
If you get injured at work, the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention as soon as possible. In the case of a gradual or occupational illness, see your doctor. If you do have work-related injuries, you can file for workers’ compensation.
Can I sue my employer?
You may be able to file a work injury lawsuit against your employer if:
- Your employer does not hold appropriate workers’ compensation insurance
- Or if the employer intentionally causes you harm.
You may also be able to file a claim against a third party, such as a contractor on a construction site. Learn more about understanding your rights if you were injured at work.
What can workers’ compensation cover?
Workers’ compensation can cover you for:
- Your medical bills
- Your lost wages
- Other things depending on the permanency of your injury
There are certain situations when you can make a claim against your employer that is over and above workers’ compensation.
If you’re in a situation where you are not getting your paycheck or you’re getting less than usual, you may be able to make a claim for your lost wages. First, you need to prove that the lost wages are related to your accident. Learn more about your options if you haven’t been able to work since an accident.
How To Get Help After A Work Injury
Don’t Sign A Release Until You Talk To Us
If you are injured on the job, don’t sign a release until you talk to a workplace injury attorney. Insurance companies can go to your house or your workplace and even on the side of the road. The release you sign may deny you compensation.
The Facts About Workplace Injury
Regardless of the obstacles you face – from workers’ compensation to construction accidents – we can help you achieve the best possible results. View our verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases.