Lacey Workplace Injury Lawyer Helping Injured Workers Receive Fair Compensation
Washington State has a number of laws in place to protect workers who have been injured on the job. Injured workers are entitled to compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, and more. If another party, aside from your employer is responsible for your injury, you may be able to file a third-party claim against them. This type of claim can help hold them accountable so you can recover damages that can help you recover from your injuries more effectively. Third-party injury claims that stem from a workplace accident can be difficult to navigate on your own. That is why it is best to seek the help of an experienced workplace injury lawyer from our law firm as soon as possible.
What Should I Do if I Get Injured on the Job?
The most important steps you should take after suffering a work injury is to get emergency medical help and report the accident as soon as you can. Your employer may recommend certain doctors or emergency rooms for your treatment and will initiate the process of filing a work injury report. From there, you should know how seeking medical attention can also help you when filing a third-party injury claim.
It is important to seek medical help even if you don’t think the accident was serious or if you feel well and don’t believe you are injured. Some injuries may take days, even weeks to show symptoms, and the only way to link them to your work accident is through medical reports documenting the progression of your symptoms. If possible, document details about the scene of the accident, or ask a colleague to do it for you. Pictures, videos, and witnesses may all be useful for your claim later on. There more evidence there is available, the better your injury case will be against the negligent party.
What Damages Can I Recover Through a Workplace Injury Claim?
When it comes to workplace injury claims caused by a negligent person or party, you may be able to recover a wide range of damages, including:
Medical expenses – medical expenses include medical bills, cost of prescription medications, and more. Medical expenses can continue to accumulate quickly, so it’s important to keep track of them carefully.
Non-economic damages – non-economic damages include compensation for pain and suffering as well as emotional distress. This is meant to compensate you for the suffering caused by your injuries and any negative impact it has made on your life or ability to function normally.
Lost wages and loss of earning capacity – if your injury limits your ability to work and be productive in the future, you may recover loss of earning capacity through a workplace injury claim. This refers to any reduced earnings or opportunities that stem from your accident that will last into the future, as well as any lost wages you have suffered from your injury.
How Can an Attorney Help Me With My Work Injury Case?
We understand how difficult it can be to handle a workplace injury claim on your own. It can involve complex legal procedures, medical evidence gathering, and negotiations with insurance companies. We want to help injured workers like yourself get the justice they deserve for their work injuries. Our firm has helped many injured workers receive compensation for their injuries and we would like you to experience the same professional service we provide our clients in Washington State.
Should I Hire a Workplace Injury Attorney?
While you are not required to hire an attorney for a work injury case, working with one from the beginning of your claim may increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. We will fight for you and represent you every step of the way to ensure you get justice for your injuries and injury-related losses.
Certain types of work injuries caused by someone’s gross negligence or reckless actions may be eligible for additional compensation through a personal injury civil lawsuit. Your lawyer focused on personal injury will be able to advise you on whether a civil lawsuit is feasible for your case or not. At Capital Injury Law, our legal team is well-versed in the laws and procedures that govern work injury claims in Washington state. We can assist you every step of the way. If you have been injured at work, call our legal team at 360-209-3360 to see how we can assist you.
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