Contact the Law Offices of Marc Francis immediately after a workplace accident that caused a specific or cumulative injury. In contrast to a cumulative injury, such as tendinitis that develops over time, a specific injury is a broken bone, sprain, or other injury that happens during a specific incident. Report the injury to your employer and contact us for information about workers’ compensation and the possibility of suing for additional monetary benefits and medical treatment.
In addition to helping you with workers’ compensation, the Law Offices of Marc Francis can assist you with the following after a workplace accident:
FILING A CLAIM IF YOUR EMPLOYER DELIBERATELY CAUSED YOUR INJURY
Workers’ compensation generally prevents you from suing your employer, but if you feel that your employer deliberately caused your injury, you may have the right to sue. Inform the Law Offices of Marc Francis about the situation surrounding your injury, and we can determine whether or not you can bring legal charges against your employer and refer you to a legal specialist.
FILING CIVIL ACTION IF YOUR EMPLOYER IS ILLEGALLY UNINSURED
Employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance. However, if you have been injured and your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, you can file a civil action against them. We can help by referring you to the appropriate legal specialist.
FILING A SUIT IF A THIRD PARTY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INJURY
Even if workers’ compensation prevents you from suing your employer, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party if you feel that they are responsible. For instance, your injury may have been caused by a faulty product in which case you could sue the manufacturer, or it may have been caused by an unsafe building in which case your employer’s landlord may be at fault. We’ll refer you to someone who specializes in this subject if we think a third party might be responsible.
DAMAGES FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING
You may have received compensation for medical bills and lost wages after your workplace injury, but what about pain and suffering? Living with the physical or emotional pain of an injury can change your life forever. In some cases, you may be able to obtain compensation for emotional distress within the workers’ compensation system, but your accident happening on the job makes suing for pain and suffering more difficult unless a third party is involved.
The Law Offices of Marc Francis specializes in workplace accidents and finding a way to get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering by referring you to an appropriate legal specialist.
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, call the Law Offices of Marc Francis at (707) 664-9675 for outstanding representation. We’ll review the details of your accident and get you the compensation you deserve.