Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims are all about establishing that another party is at fault for your injuries. When you file a personal injury claim, you have to demonstrate that someone else’s negligence or other wrongdoing factored into your injury. Personal injury claims allow you to seek compensation for multiple forms of damage if you can prove someone else’s recklessness caused your injury and related suffering. You can also pursue compensation for damages such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other harm resulting from your injury, and there is no cap on compensation.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ comp claims are about accessing benefits and proving that your injury qualifies you to receive compensation for a work-related injury. You are not required to prove that coworkers, managers, company owners, or anyone else was negligent or responsible for your injury. As a matter of fact, you may be responsible for your own work-related injury and still be able to access workers’ compensation benefits. However, you can only get so far with these benefits. Workers’ compensation dispenses payments on a set schedule, in specific amounts, and only to cover direct medical expenses and rehabilitation to help you resume your current job. If you receive workers’ compensation, you legally relinquish your ability to sue your employer for negligence.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Oklahoma City
If you have been hurt in a work-related injury, get in touch with a lawyer right away. Your employer may pressure you to accept workers’ compensation benefits, but you may be entitled to much more than workers’ comp can offer (especially if your injury is serious). Let our team help you assess your unique circumstances and decide how to best move forward.
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