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Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for My Work Accident? 

Because you spend a lot of time at your workplace, it makes sense you could be hurt there. Accidents can happen anywhere, even when you are careful. You could be hurt at work for a wide range of reasons.

For instance, someone could spill something on the floor and you could slip and be injured. You could be hurt due to your work duties, such as exposure to dangerous chemicals. When you are hurt at work, you may wonder whether you can file a personal injury claim. This is a good question because not all work accidents qualify for a claim or lawsuit.

Yes, you can file a claim for some accidents that occur at work. Not all work accidents qualify, though, due to workers compensation laws in Nebraska.

Understanding When You Can File a Workers Comp Claim

Workers compensation laws in Nebraska were put in place to protect injured workers. These laws allow you to file a workers compensation claim after a work-related injury, no matter who caused the accident. You can receive financial compensation to help you pay medical bills and provide you with an income while recovering from your injuries.

These laws also protect employers from liability in many cases, but not all cases. Employers can still be held accountable for issues of gross negligence resulting in serious harm to employees. 

For instance, if an employer knows that its employees are being exposed to dangerous chemicals but doesn’t make any effort to correct the situation, a lawsuit could be filed. Workers compensation laws do not allow employers to place employees’ lives and health in jeopardy.

You can file a claim against third parties who cause you harm at work. For instance, if you are assaulted at your place of employment, you could file a claim against the person who assaulted you. The employer could be held liable if they were found somewhat responsible for the harm you suffered.

If you are hurt in a vehicle collision during the course of your work duties, you could sue the party responsible for your accident.

Compensation for a Workplace Injury

Filing a claim for a workplace injury could give you the money you need to overcome your losses. Compensation can pay you for losses you faced, such as medical costs, lost income, or physical therapy expenses. Your compensation could also pay for non-financial losses, such as pain and suffering, permanent injury, scarring, or disfigurement.

Speak to a Hastings Work Injury Lawyer

A lawyer at Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C. can help you with an injury claim. They can help you understand how much your claim is worth. They can fight for your right to compensation and justice after an accident. 

To reach a Hastings work injury lawyer, call 402-462-5187 or complete the internet contact form at the bottom of this page. Get a free case analysis just for reaching out to our firm.

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