If another party’s thoughtless or reckless actions caused your injury, you could have a workers’ compensation claim and a third party personal injury claim at your disposal.
Most injury sufferers fail to recognize the intricate complexity of the incident that resulted in their pain and suffering. Specifically, the most critical factor an injured person often overlooks is that their workers’ compensation claim (or personal injury claim) might actually be both. Misinterpreting what kind of claim you have, how many claims you have, and the values of those claims is highly detrimental to an injured individual’s opportunity to pursue compensation for the damages they’ve incurred.
Imagine this—your boss sends you on an afternoon errand to FedEx to drop-off a package. On your way to the FedEx shop you are involved in a collision. The driver of the vehicle that collided with you and caused your injuries is responsible for the accident and liable for damages. Simple, right? Wrong. The aforementioned scenario is deceptively basic, and yet it is a perfect example of how an injured individual could mistake an ordinary injury collision as a single claim instead of an incident that encompasses both spectrums of workers’ compensation claims and personal injury simultaneously.
If you think that you or someone you know was involved in an incident that resulted in personal injury, but you are unsure of how many claims (or what kind of claim) you have, please do not hesitate to contact Inserra Kelley Sewell, Personal Injury Attorneys. Our dedicated team of attorneys and legal professionals can help you determine– not just the value of your claim—but how many claims you actually have. Unfortunately, too many injury sufferers underestimate the amount of red tape and hoops they have to jump through when they try to take on insurance companies on their own. Our primary goal at Inserra | Kelley | Sewell, Injury Attorneys is to take the worry off your shoulders by doing the hard work for you. If you’re David versus Goliath (in a fight for your right to seek fair compensation for your injuries), it helps to have an experienced legal team in your corner to yield the best possible outcome and to maximize your profits.