Work Injury Lawyer
You shouldn't be responsible for the aftermath of a work-related injury that wasn't your fault.
Whether your workers' compensation claim was denied or you want to make a personal injury claim, our attorneys can help.
See why so many workers turn to the work injury lawyers at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, serving all of Utah from Salt Lake City.
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Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury What You Need to Know
If you are injured on the job during the course of your duties, you are eligible for workers' compensation. This financial compensation provides for lost wages stemming from your injury, and employers maintain workers' compensation insurance coverage for such purposes.
However, if your compensation claim is denied, or a third party can be shown to have contributed to your injury, then there may be grounds for litigation. In such cases, our lawyers can help. At our Salt Lake City law firm, we handle workers' compensation claims and can ensure that your rights are protected. We also handle personal injury cases, so if your workplace injury is the result of a negligent third party, we can guide you through the legal process and help secure compensation. Contact us to get started.
The Limitations of Workers' Compensation and How Injury Claims Make Up for Them
Almost all workplace injuries are handled through workers' compensation. Though workers' compensation can be beneficial—the principle behind it is that workers can be compensated for work injuries without having to seek legal counsel or representation—it can often be limiting:
- Coverage applies only to injuries for which your employer can be held liable.
- If your injury is temporary, compensation benefits cease once you are able to return to work.
- If you can work in a limited capacity, the amount of compensation that is awarded will be based on this ability.
- You are limited to recover damages related to lost wages and medical costs stemming from your workplace accident.
However, if a third party can be shown to be at fault for your injury–either partially or wholly–you can file a personal injury claim.
Unlike workers' compensation cases which limit what types of compensation the victim is eligible to receive, personal injury claims do not. Our lawyers serving Utah from Salt Lake City can review your case and determine if any third parties can be held liable for your injuries.
Personal Injury Claims Cover a Broader Spectrum of Damage
In personal injury cases, compensation is not limited to loss of wages and medical costs. Should a third party be found liable for your injuries, you may be able to recover damages for a wide range of losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future wages
- Inhibited earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
However, in work injury cases, there may not be a basis for a personal injury claim. Let our attorneys help determine which kind of compensation you're eligible for.
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