Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for their employees. This includes providing necessary safety equipment, properly maintaining the building, and ensuring any needed tools are adequate to safely due the job. When an employer breaches these duties and an employee is injured, the employer will often be responsible both for the employee’s medical expenses and any lost wages.
When to Bring a Personal Injury Claim Against an Employer
Many accidents are just that — accidents. Few employers would ever set out to intentionally harm their employees. However, many will cut back on maintenance, the number of workers, or equipment replacements to cut costs. In addition, many may fail to adequately train or supervise their employees to ensure proper safety techniques are being followed.
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, you may want to consider scheduling a consultation with an injury attorney as soon as possible. This does not mean you have decided to sue your employer and you may find that your employer will compensate you for all of your losses. However, the initial discussion will help you learn ways to protect your rights and preserve evidence in the event that a lawsuit does become necessary.
Using an employee-focused law firm in these situations has a key advantage. We are aware of the sensitivity of the situation and your desire to continue employment. If you do end up needing our help, we will use our experience dealing with employers to pursue an amicable resolution that sees you compensated for your injury and get you back on the job as soon as your are able. If a resolution isn’t possible, you can be confident knowing that our experienced trial lawyers will be handling your case until the end.