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The last thing you want to happen when you are working is to be injured and kept from trying to earn income to support yourself and your family. When your injuries prevent you from returning to work, resulting in substantial medical bills and related costs, you could be entitled to compensation. Determining what you are owed, then collecting it, requires a complex claims process that includes collecting evidence, drafting a claim, and negotiating with the insurance company responsible for compensating you.
Recovering what you are entitled to can be difficult to achieve when you are trying to recover from your injuries. At We Win Injury Law, our attorneys are ready to help. We offer a free and confidential case evaluation in all work injury cases. Call today, our attorneys will listen to the facts of your case, inform you of your options, and, if we take your case, build a claim to maximize your compensation.
Worker’s Compensation is Likely Available
In most cases, workers’ compensation is available if you were injured on the job. Workers’ compensation insurance provides you with coverage for your medical bills, in addition to a portion of your lost earnings while recovering from your injuries. The Utah Insurance Department notes that with very few exceptions, all employers in Utah must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Your medical bill coverage includes not only the emergency care you might have required but also any long-term medical costs your injuries require. This can include medications, treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation, and other costly procedures. Without effectively incorporating these future costs into your workers’ compensation settlement, you and your family could be left covering these costs out of your own pockets in the future.
Should your injuries have caused a long-term disability that is either partial or complete, you may also be entitled to disability benefits. These benefits replace a portion of the earnings you will be unable to produce due to your disability, and may continue for the entirety of your life. Proving a disability requires evidence, and your personal injury attorney helps you schedule appointments with experts to collect it in support of your claim.
While workers’ compensation coverage provides valuable benefits in many situations, if your injuries are severe, they may not be nearly enough. Depending on the circumstances of the incident that caused your injuries, you may have other options. If your injury was the result of negligence, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against a third party to recover full compensation for your damages. While workers’ compensation has set limits to what they cover, there are no such caps when filing a lawsuit. Here, you may recover both economic and non-economic damages including:
- Medical expenses, both past and future
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
The liable third party may be an equipment manufacturer, contractor, building owner or many other persons or entities. However, understanding when someone else may be responsible and where to look for the evidence to prove it can be very difficult. An attorney with extensive experience can help in these situations. Having handled cases like these, the attorneys at We Win Injury Law know how to build a strong case and how to identify any potentially liable parties.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a work-related incident, it is in your best interests to speak with an attorney. At We Win Injury Law, our attorneys handle all work injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning there are no out-of-pocket fees for our services.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with We Win Injury Law or give us a call at (877) 939-4646, we’re here to help.