Following an injury on the job, the things you used to take for granted can become more difficult. This includes going to work and carrying out the tasks you do day-to-day.
When presented with the choice, you may be wondering if it’s better to go to court or accept a settlement. A San Diego personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights.
A settlement is a financial arrangement that makes up for damages resulting from an accident. A part of civil law, settlements can be reached between private individuals—for example, when one driver is injured in a car accident that was someone else’s fault—or between an employer and employee.
The key factor that determines whether a settlement is possible is negligence. Negligence is the idea that your accident was caused by the carelessness of the at-fault party. When you get hurt on the job, the injury could be your employer’s fault.
Workplace injuries can often be chalked up to lack of training, faulty or defective equipment, or lack of breaks from strenuous activity. Some common workplace accidents that lead to settlements include:
Unfortunately, many employees are unaware of their rights following an injury on the job. If you’ve been injured on the job, you should know your options.
Inadequate preparation by an employer that leads to an employee’s injury is a violation of that worker’s rights. If you’re worried about the consequences of refusing to work following your injury, a workplace injury lawyer can help you make a case for a financial settlement against the responsible party.
Worker’s compensation pay may not be enough to cover the costs of your injury. You deserve a settlement that truly reflects the harm that’s been done to you. The Kindley Firm, APC, has the experienced, go-to attorneys for your workplace injury claim in San Diego.
Want to speak to a workplace injury lawyer? Call 619-550-1313 to get started with a no-obligation consultation.