If you have been hurt at work, you are probably already aware that you are entitled to workers' compensation. However, did you know that, depending on the nature of your employment and the circumstances surrounding the work accident, you may also be able to file a personal injury claim to maximize your compensation?
At Herren · Adams, our lawyers are committed to getting you the medical and wage benefits you need to move forward with your life. For more than 35 years, we have been serving injured workers in Lexington and throughout Kentucky. We are trial-ready and will not settle for less than you deserve. Our record of success is proof of our ability to help you, no matter how complex your workplace accident claim may seem.
Injured workers' are entitled to workers' compensation whenever they suffer an injury at work, regardless of who was at fault. The injury may be something like shoulder or lower back problems that develop over time, or a spine injury that comes after an on-the-job accident.
If the injury was the result of negligence on the part of a third party, that is a party other than the victim's employer, the victim may also be able to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. This is common in construction accidents, as well as on-the-job motor vehicle accidents where a delivery driver was hit by a negligent driver in another vehicle.
We will take care to identify the type or types of claims most appropriate in your case. This is important, because the benefits available through workers' compensation are limited. On the other hand, more money may be available through a personal injury claim.