Workplace Personal Injury Concerns
If you have been hurt on the job, you may be feeling angry. You may be worried how you are now able to make things work financially. Meeting with an attorney to discuss your workplace personal injury can be a good move for you.
Workplace Personal Injury Concerns: Injured on the Job
If you’re injured on the job here in Buffalo, it generally means you have a workers’ compensation claim. One thing you must do is let your employer know you were injured. Your case will then be handled by the insurance company, through your employer, and ultimately through the Workers’ Compensation Board which will make sure your medical bills are paid and compensate you for your lost wages.
Workplace Personal Injury Concerns: Injured in an Auto Accident While on the Job
People whose jobs require them to drive are often injured in the course of their employment. For example, you could be a truck driver, a taxi driver, or some other person who’s required to drive for work. While you do have a case against someone who was negligent and caused you to be seriously injured, one significant difference in work-related cases is that workers’ compensation mixes in with no-fault. Workers’ compensation – just as does no-fault – deals with payment for your medical expenses and lost wages. Other than those two things, your claim against another driver is just the same in terms of whether or not you were injured, how seriously you were injured, and who was at fault.
Workplace Personal Injury Concerns: Lost Wage Reimbursement
Many people come into our office wanting to know how they will be reimbursed for lost wages because they’re no longer able to work. The most important thing to do is file your no-fault claim within 30 days. Once you’ve done that, you submit the medical proof of your injury and your lost wages. Once that information is submitted to your insurance company, they will process the claim and start reimbursing you for your lost wages.
If you are seeking representation for your workplace personal injury, please contact our dedicated Buffalo personal injury attorneys Friedman and Ranzenhofer.