Maximizing Your Work Injury Compensation
If your workers’ compensation benefits do not cover the cost of your recovery, you may be disappointed to learn that you cannot sue your employer for additional compensation. That is the trade-off of the workers’ compensation system.
However, you may be able to sue a third party for that additional compensation you need, and the representation of a skilled lawyer can help.
At Ray Lahann, Attorney of Tulsa, I provide workers throughout northeast Oklahoma and the rest of the state the experienced guidance they need to maximize their recovery from a work-related injury. I take the time to review the unique needs of your situation to identify who may be liable as a third party and whether you have grounds to pursue a claim against them.
Gauging Liability Outside Your Chain Of Employment
You cannot sue your employer or co-worker without losing the workers’ compensation you already received from them, but there are other remedies under the law. Depending on the nature of your accident, other parties may bear legal responsibility for your injuries, such as:
- A subcontractor on the same job site
- Manufacturers of faulty power tools or workplace machinery
- A utility company
- A property owner who created a safety hazard
- A driver who caused a vehicle accident while you were on duty
I represent construction workers, airplane mechanics and workers, factory workers, warehouse employees and more. I know the dangers of a job and the value of injuries. You should have a lawyer who will vigorously pursue and protect your workers’ compensation benefits, while also exploring possible third-party actions, and that is exactly what you can find at my office.
Why File A Third-Party Claim?
Personal injury claims allow you to seek additional damages such as pain and suffering that are not covered by workers’ compensation. I am committed to making you as whole as possible after your workplace injury, and we have the means and experience to make it happen.
If you are looking for legal guidance after your work injury, contact my office in Tulsa today by calling 918-901-9567 or by emailing me here. The sooner you reach out to me, the sooner I can help you earn the settlement you deserve for your injuries.