When I get calls as a Media Personal Injury Attorney from potential clients who have been injured on the job, one of their first questions is, “Am I limited to the workers’ compensation set forth under the state statute?” In most cases, the answer is yes. If you were injured as a result of some negligent act or omission on the part of your employer, you are limited to workers’ compensation which will generally cover your out-of-work pay and your medical bills. You won’t be able to recover for pain and suffering or non-economic harm. One caveat does exist, however. If some third party is responsible for your injury, you can pursue that third party under a general tort theory and will not be limited to workers’ compensation.
Have you or a loved one been injured at work and wonder if you are limited to worker’s comp? Contact dedicated Media Personal Injury Attorney Patrick Gibson for guidance.
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