If you have been seriously injured in an accident that occurred due to the negligence of another person, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified Louisiana personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Most people do not understand their rights in the aftermath of an accident, and many settle their cases for far less than they are worth.
A workers’ compensation claim is not your only legal option for collecting compensation for injuries suffered on the job. Many accidents are the result of negligence by outside parties. At the law firm of Wolff & Wolff, we will pursue all avenues for maximizing the compensation you are entitled to from one or multiple sources.
For example, while most work injury cases are limited to a workers’ compensation recovery of medical and indemnity benefits, other factors can lead to additional options that include:
Third-party claims – At The Law Office of Wolff & Wolff, we will pursue third-party claims against those responsible for your work-related injury or illness, including construction contractors or subcontractors, car or truck drivers who caused an accident while you were on the job, defective equipment or machinery manufacturers, property owners or outside maintenance companies. These cases and the workers’ compensation process run concurrently, allowing you to also collect against your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company.
Medical Malpractice claims – If a physician mis-diagnoses your injury or fails to diagnose properly an injury, you may have a claim against that physician. For example, a physician may fail to diagnose a broken bone and the delay in treatment may cause a longer recovery or nerve damage.
Slip-and-fall/trip-and-fall accidents resulting from unnatural accumulations of water, or obvious defects.
- Falls due to poor lighting or items not built to code.
- Slips on food and foreign substances in restaurants and supermarkets.
- Falls down stairs that are in bad condition
- Trip-and-falls on poorly aligned sidewalk edges
- Retail accidents/business premises accidents