What happens if I’m injured at work?
Some people know that if you’re injured at work, you’re only legal recourse is through the workers’ compensation system. You’re not going to be able to file a traditional private lawsuit against your employer. As a result, most people think that when you’re injured at work, the workers’ compensation system is the end of the road.
That is not true.
If you’re injured by a piece of equipment, or if you’re injured by a piece of machinery at work, you should go through the traditional workers’ compensation system. But you should also have it evaluated by a product liability lawyer.
If the product is what caused your injury, if the machinery or equipment is what caused your injury, then a product liability lawyer can hold the manufacturer of the equipment accountable for your injuries and make sure you receive full justice.
If you’ve been injured by a piece of machinery or equipment at work, contact us today.