Workplace Accident? You Have a Right to Seek Damages
On-the-job accidents are some of the most emotionally charged types of cases we handle. Why? Because you know the opposing party. After all, your employer and the employer’s insurance company is responsible for your workplace injuries. It’s their obligation to take care of you and your family after a workplace accident results in injuries. When they fail to do so, it is necessary to hold them accountable, even if it is emotionally difficult for you.
That’s where we come in. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton understand that bringing a claim against your employer can be difficult, but we also know that not doing so can put your family at serious financial risk. If you can’t work, you won’t get paid. It’s that simple. It’s completely within your rights as a worker to seek compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained. You will not get rich from workers compensation benefits. You will be doing all you can do to provide for your family until you can get back on your feet again. That’s the right thing to do.
Workers compensation is not a perfect system, but it what the law provides and requires in the event of a workplace injury. Workers compensation is a system developed to help workers, but it also helps employers. It helps workers by providing a system for paying injured workers without regard to fault. On the other hand, it helps employers by limiting claims against employers and co-workers to a workers compensation claim. An employee cannot sue his or her employer for negligently causing the employee’s on-the-job injury. The employee can still sue a third party (someone other than the employer or a co-worker) for negligence that caused an on-the-job injury. Filing a workers compensation claim for an on-the-job injury is what the law requires, all the law permits, and the right thing to do for you, your family, and … your employer.
If you’ve been injured on the job, call our experienced Arkansas workers’ compensation attorneys for a free consultation. We can help you through the process. We’ll review your case at no cost or obligation. We will work to get your family the compensation you’ll need to fully recover. You don’t want to go through this alone, and you don’t have to. Contact us today.