Workers' compensation will usually cover all your expenses that are associated with being injured while working for your employer. If you feel entitled to more compensation, you can potentially take action against the responsible party in court if one was directly involved with your accident. Here are two entities you could have a lawsuit against.
The Manufacture of a Toxic Substance
It's possible that you were working with toxic substances that you were not aware was dangerous at the time.
No one ever plans on being in a car accident. It just happens. Being in a car accident can throw your whole life off kilter. You have to deal with injuries, vehicle repairs, and time off work while you recover. It seems like it is one thing after another just to try and get through the while fiasco. However, you don't want to end up doing something that could jeopardize your injury settlement.
If you are collecting benefits from workers' comp as a result of an on-the-job injury, you will likely be asked to undergo an Independent Medical Exam (IME) at some point in the process. The insurance company that handles claims for your employer can require you to submit to this exam, especially if you aren't recovering from your injury in a timely manner. Since your ability to continue to collect benefits, such as lost wages and medical expenses, depends on complying with this request, you must be prepared for this exam.
A wrongful death is one that has occurred because of the negligence of a responsible party. A doctor can be found liable for a wrongful death, for example, if they fail to provide reasonable treatment for an individual and the lack of treatment results in their untimely death. While it is often difficult to prove a wrongful death, spouses and children who lose a parent can sue for wrongful death if they believe their loved one has died because of the negligence of a treatment provider.
Myths and rumors go around all the time. When they concern the law, however, you can end up in a lot of trouble if you rely on what that friend of a friend at the bar told you that he heard was true. Here are some things you should know.
Your driveway isn't a safety zone.
Many people have heard that if you make it to your driveway while a police car is following you that you can run into the house and be "