If you’re injured while on the job, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If you find yourself fighting with the people who are supposed to be helping you during these tough times, you may need an attorney to help fight for you to make sure that receive fair treatment and benefits under workers’ comp. Let’s face it, workers’ compensation, whether your dealing with a state or federal administered program or a private insurer-run system, can be like dealing with any other type of insurance company that has the goal of saving money at your expense. Let the experienced professionals at Lawson Law help you with your workers’ injury claim on any of the following matters:
- Medical benefits
- Temporary total disability benefits
- Permanent partial impairment benefits
- Permanent partial disability and vocational benefits
- Permanent total disability benefits
- 3rd Party Personal Injury or Defective Product Claim
A Crucial Consideration – Many times employees are hurt on the job and go through the workers’ comp process without ever knowing that another avenue for pursuing justice and seeking recovery is available. Employees can be hurt on the job due to the negligence and fault of other companies, employees, and even by defective products. These 3rd party actors are not protected by workers’ compensation, nor should they be. A classic example of this type of situation is out in the oil field, where a piece of machinery fails and results in injury or death. The product may have been manufactured defectively and a person may be able to assert their legal rights against the manufacturer and distributor of the product.
It is important that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can look at all angles of your situation to be advise you about whether you have a claim against a negligent actor or company. At Lawson Law, we specialize at looking at the whole picture to help you know whether you have legal rights against those responsible for causing your injuries and harms.
Here are helpful links:
Wyoming Workers’ Compensation:
U.S. Department of Labor: