Most workers know that when they are hurt on the job, with few exceptions, they are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. To obtain benefits, you must notify your employer immediately that you have been injured. Worker’s compensation will pay for your medical treatment and also will pay you 2/3 of your average weekly wage up to a maximum amount for a period of time, depending on your injuries and disability. While worker’s compensation can be a life ring for a period of time, worker’s compensation benefits in Alabama are among the lowest in the nation.
Thankfully, for seriously injured workers, there is often a third party, someone besides your employer, who has responsibility for your injuries. This is often the manufacturer of a defective product that injured you on the job. In that case, you have your worker’s compensation claim against your employer and a products liability case against a product manufacturer. You can recover much more in the products case than in the worker’s compensation case. A products case is just one example of a third party that may be liable. There are many others who may be responsible. However, many lawyers do not have the expertise to understand and identify the third party that may also be responsible. The lawyers at Gathings Law have over 80 years of experience handling worker’s compensation claims and third-party claims for injured workers. If you are injured on the job, let one of our work injury/products liability lawyers help you get the full compensation you deserve.
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