Maximizing Your Settlement From A Workplace Injury
Whether you work at a construction site, at a restaurant or at an office, you are vulnerable to workplace injuries. If you received a workplace injury, it is important to take steps to maximize your settlement. Having a workers’ compensation attorney from the Finlay Law Firm who knows how to help is a great first step in your injury claim.
Attorney Javier A. Finlay has more than 10 years of experience as a personal injury attorney and also has previous experience working for insurance companies. His experience in insurance defense grants him a unique perspective in filing a workers’ compensation claim, which can give you an advantage in your situation.
The Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve
Provided that something at work caused your injury or illness, you properly reported the injury, and you filed a claim in the proper timeline, you are probably eligible for compensation. After a workplace injury, your compensation should not just cover the medical costs. Full compensation should include coverage for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death benefits (when applicable)
While workers’ compensation claims seem similar to personal injury claims, there are some differences. One of the primary differences is the role that fault plays in the claim. Workers’ compensation claims do not look at fault in the claims process. Still, it is possible to lose compensation if the injury was due to something like intoxication or gross negligence.
In some cases, a third party may be liable for your workplace injury, like if a subcontractor on a work site causes you to get hurt. In these circumstances, you may be able to file a third-party claim in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
Discuss Your Claim In A Free Consultation
If you suffered a workplace injury, get the guidance you deserve from a personal injury attorney you can trust. Call 786-897-5517 or click this link to schedule your free initial consultation at Mr. Finlay’s office in Coral Gables today. Mr. Finlay can also represent injured workers in Nevada.