Can I Sue My Employer for a Work-Related Accident in California?
Posted on Jul 31, 2013 9:50am PDT
Most workplace accidents in the state of California are covered under workers' compensation laws. This means any employee who sustains injuries in a workplace accident may be eligible to receive compensation from his or her employer's workers' compensation insurance. Workers' compensation cannot always be relied upon to cover the entirety of a person's medical and other work-related injury expenses. There are certain circumstances under which an individual may be able to sue his or her employer for a work-related accident or seek compensation from a third party. If sufficient evidence can be provided that clearly implicates an employer or shows that he or she had prior knowledge of the dangerous situation yet failed to do anything to remedy the danger, you may have ground to file a lawsuit.
If you suspect your employer's negligence and neglect may have been responsible for causing or contributing to your work-related accident, contact the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk at once. When you contact our firm and consult with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers we will be able to review your situation and advise you of the best way to proceed. Depending on the circumstances, you may have the right to sue your employer to recover compensation to help cover a loss of wages, medical and physical therapy expenses, pain and suffering, and other expenses incurred as a result of your accident. There may also be third parties who could be held liable, allowing you seek compensation beyond your workers' comp benefits. Our firm has more than three decades experience helping victims in all types of personal injury accidents. We know the laws governing workers' compensation and we are dedicated to helping our clients recover compensation from any source after a work-related accident.
To find out if you may have grounds to sue your employer for a work-related accident, contact a Long Beach personal injury attorneyat our firm today.