Bringing a Lawsuit Against an Employer
When a person is injured at their place of employment, many things may go through their mind, and they might even want to place the blame on their employer. The victim may think that filing a lawsuit against their employer will result in a larger settlement than simply filing for workers’ compensation.
The truth of the matter is this: workers’ compensation is the only type of legal remedy available for workers who have been hurt or made ill while on the job.
Suing an employer is not an option.
Over the years, strict legislation has made it very difficult to sue an employer, and is only allowed in very rare circumstances.
Bringing a Lawsuit Against a Third Party
In some cases, an employee or employer may bring a lawsuit against a third party if negligence or irresponsibility played a role in their injury or illness. These types of lawsuits may include the event that a dangerous situation was not corrected by an inspector, a doctor worsens a victim’s injury sustained at work due to negligence, or a place of employment has unsafe working conditions that are ignored by a landlord.
It is important to understand your rights and to bring your attorney with you to speak with your employer or insurance companies to ensure that you obtain the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Suffering from an injury or illness can be very expensive, especially if you are forced to pay for someone else’s negligent act out of your own pocket.
To learn more about workers’ compensation and employer lawsuits, contact a Raleigh injury attorney from the Whitley Law Firm today.