If you have been injured on the job, you may believe, and your employer may claim, that your only recourse is through workers’ compensation. While it is important to begin preparing early to bring a successful workers’ comp claim, as soon as possible after the workplace injury, it is also important not to rule out the possibility that you may also have cause to bring a personal injury lawsuit. The lawyers of Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst in Oklahoma City are here to answer your questions and help you understand your rights and options. We represent injured workers throughout Oklahoma.
Safety hazards such as broken equipment or careless actions of subcontractors may open the door to other sources of financial assistance that will help you cope with your injury and other losses such as lost wages. Our lawyers will explore all possible sources of compensation that may be available to you.
Going Beyond Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation (formerly known as workman’s comp) is a valuable source of relief for many injured workers. However, the amount paid out by a workers’ compensation insurer is typically far less than what you will need to live on. This is why we urge all injured workers to have their cases evaluated by experienced personal injury lawyers. Other sources of monetary help may include private short-term disability insurance, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or a personal injury claim against a third party such as a delivery company whose truck driver caused your workplace injury.
Learn more about types of compensation for injured workers.
Who Will Watch Out For Your Interests After An On-the-Job Accident?
Do not simply leave your well-being in the hands of your employer’s HR department or Workers’ Comp insurance claims adjuster. Allow an experienced workplace injury attorney to evaluate your case in detail. Contact an Oklahoma workers’ compensation lawyer to learn about all your legal rights when you have been hurt at work.
Contact Us For More Information About Your Legal Options
Contact a personal injury attorney at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst, serving Oklahoma City, Tulsa and all other Oklahoma areas, for a free consultation and case evaluation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may reach us at 800-539-0652 or via email.