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How Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury Work Together
With a few notable exceptions, the Workers Compensation Law is a preventative measure that prevents an employee from suing their employer for any serious injuries they may attain while at work.
Making sure that you have an excellent personal injury lawyer working at your disposal is an integral part of making sure you get the best possible results from an incredibly unpleasant situation like this.
Just image the following scenario:
Patrick works as a truck driver. One day, while performing a routine unload, he’s struck from behind by a distracted driver and ends up severely injured. A personal injury lawyer will be able to mount a two pronged legal attack for Patrick in the form of collecting workers compensation benefits for being injured on the job and he can bring the heavy force of a lawsuit down on the driver as he was directly responsible for the injury.
But why exactly would Patrick wish to bring about these two cases exactly?
A lawsuit, even in the hands of the best personal injury lawyer, can sometimes take years to finalize and work through the court system. So what does Patrick do in the mean time? He’ll be claiming his workers compensation benefits he’s able to sustain himself as he waits for the larger pay-out from the lawsuit to work through the justice system. This can help him pay for any medical costs and sustain him as he can no longer work. Workers compensation benefits kick in within weeks of an application, so the sooner after the accident you apply, the better for you.
Though every case presents its own nuances and variations, a good personal injury attorney will be able to help you to some extent receive the compensation you deserve.
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