The general assumption regarding workplace injuries is that Workers’ Compensation provides all of the financial compensation. While you may or may not receive compensation from Workers’ Compensation, keep in mind that you may also be eligible for additional compensation. Here are some things to consider after a work relation injury.
There are very specific laws for toxic substances, so an injury involving a toxic substance may result in additional compensation under these laws.
Defective Equipment or Products
If you are injured while using a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation from both your employer and the product manufacturer.
Third Party Injuries
If you are injured by a third party while on the job, you may be able to sue for personal injury.
These are just a few examples of ways you can receive additional compensation, but there are many more. For example, even if your employer does not have Workers’ Compensation Insurance, some states have a fund set up for individuals who are injured on the job. A personal injury attorney is your best resource to address your case and sift through the fine nuances of the law. To learn more, call the office of Dan Simon at (702) 364-1650 or schedule a consultation today.