The workplace can be a dangerous setting for workers. Broken safety protocols, malfunctioning equipment and negligent employers can fill the workplace with injury risks. If you have an accident at work, you might qualify for not only workers’ compensation but also a personal injury lawsuit. The latter could end in greater financial recovery than a workers’ compensation settlement. Before you settle, contact Drake Law Firm for a free consultation with an Anniston work injury lawyer about your injury case. We can evaluate its value and list your options at no charge.
Why Choose Whit Drake?
- We have recovered over $100 million for our past personal injury clients, with a 99% success rate.
- We provide customized legal representation for each client to achieve the best possible results.
- We always put the client first, including during initial consultations. We can visit your home or hospital to discuss your work injury case, if necessary.
- We represent clients during Anniston work injury claims on a contingency fee basis, with $0 in legal fees unless we win the case.
Do You Need an Attorney?
It is highly important to hire an attorney if you have serious injuries and believe someone else’s negligence – such as your employer – caused them. Before you accept a workers’ compensation settlement, discuss your options with an attorney. A lawsuit against the negligent party could be the better option depending on the circumstances. A lawyer can explain your rights and help you exercise them during the claims process. Your lawyer will work for you – no one else. You can trust your attorney to guide you toward what is in your best interest.
Common Anniston Work Accidents
Any workplace can contain hazards and defects that put workers’ lives at risk. From a construction site to a sales office, all workplace environments can prove dangerous if someone is negligent in its maintenance and operation. At Drake Law Firm, we represent injured workers after all types of occupational accidents that cause injuries, illnesses or deaths.
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Caught-in/between objects and equipment
- Falling objects
- Defective equipment or tools
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Acts of violence
- Animal attacks
- Lack of safety gear
Our attorneys can help clients with work-related bone fractures, muscle strains, repetitive motion injuries, back injuries, brain injuries, lacerations, burns, asbestos-related illnesses and other injuries. If you have an injury or lost a loved one in a work-related incident in Anniston, do not hesitate to contact us.
Injury Lawsuit vs. Workers’ Compensation in Alabama
The Alabama workers’ compensation system allows injured workers to recover monetary awards for their injuries or illnesses without needing to prove fault. The no-fault system makes it relatively easy for most injured workers to gain benefits for 100% of their medical bills and about 67% of their lost wages, plus disability or death benefits if applicable. A successful personal injury claim, on the other hand, can reimburse 100% of a victim’s medical bills and lost wages, on top of disability expenses, physical pain, emotional suffering, loss of consortium, punitive damages and other compensation categories.
An injury claim could result in a greater sum for your occupational injury than settling through workers’ compensation. You or an attorney will need to prove another party’s negligence and fault to win an injury claim, however. You cannot file an injury claim against your employer after you accept workers’ compensation. Keep this in mind during negotiations. Do not accept a settlement until you have verified that this is the right move with an attorney.
Discuss Your Case With an Anniston Work Injury Lawyer
Every workplace accident is unique. At Drake Law Firm, our attorneys can review your individual case and let you know which legal route is right for you. If we accept you as our client, we can help you with either or both processes. You may qualify for compensation through both systems in some circumstances. Request a free work injury consultation in Anniston today, either through our online form or by calling (205) 970-0800.