Every day employees are injured at work in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Oxnard. People who are injured on the job have a few options available if they are looking to be compensated for their injuries. Depending upon the circumstances surrounding the injuries, an employee may be eligible to receive workers' compensation for their work-related injuries, or can file a personal injury lawsuit.
If you have suffered an injury on the job, a personal injury attorney from our firm can help you determine which action is appropriate for your situation. Some people make the mistake of seeking workers' compensation when they could really file a personal injury lawsuit, and because workers' compensation provides only a limited amount of compensation, they are missing out on compensation that could be very valuable to their recovery.
Unlike workers' compensation, which can be sought when no one is responsible for an on the job injury, a personal injury claim may be necessary in cases where a worker's injuries were caused by a third parties negligence. Depending upon the line of work an employee performs, some jobs entail a greater risk of injury, such as construction work; operators of these kinds of businesses are expected to provide safe environments for their employees to work in. Certain types of jobs have strict safety requirements and when an owner, operator, or manager fails to take the proper precautions to prevent injury to workers on the premises, they can be held liable.
Regardless of how mild your injuries may be, it is best to speak with a personal injury attorney after being injured on the job. A lawyer can advise you about your situation and will be able to give you a better idea of what you can expect to gain from making a claim. Your personal injury attorney will fight hard to get you compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any additional expenses you have incurred after being injured on the job.
Contact a Ventura personal injury attorney today if you have been injured on the job!