Going to work in Tuscaloosa should not end in a trip to the hospital. Unfortunately, thousands of workplaces across Alabama contain hazards, dangers and defects that threaten the health and safety of workers. Companies, employers, product manufacturers and others all play a role in maintaining safe workspaces. If one or more parties breach their duties, workers can sustain serious injuries.
If you have an injury from a work accident in Tuscaloosa or have lost a loved one due to an occupational injury or illness, please contact Drake Law Firm for a free consultation with an attorney about your rights and legal options. We can help with workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits related to workplace accidents in Alabama.
What Makes Drake Law Firm Unique?
- We have recovered more than $100 million in total for our clients across thousands of cases throughout Alabama.
- We use our decades of combined legal experience helping clients to craft strong and comprehensive negotiation strategies.
- We represent Tuscaloosa work injury clients on a contingency fee basis. We charge $0 for our services if we do not win the work injury case.
Types of Work Injuries
Incidents at work can range from slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle collisions to chemical spills and acts of violence. Our lawyers understand work injury cases and how to negotiate them for maximum compensation on our clients’ behalf. We can help you no matter what type of injury or illness you have from a work-related accident.
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Broken bones
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Back and spine injuries
- Electrocution/electric shock
- Head and brain injuries
- Animal attacks/dog bites
- Physical assault injuries
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Long-term disabilities
- Wrongful death
At Drake Law Firm, our attorneys can help you no matter what injuries you received in a workplace accident in Tuscaloosa. Please consult with our lawyers about your specific case to find out if you have grounds to file an injury lawsuit. If so, we can help you name the defendant(s) and demand a fair amount for your unique injuries and losses.
Should You Accept a Workers’ Compensation Settlement?
Most workplace accidents are preventable with due care by the defendant. If negligence caused or contributed to your work injury, you may have grounds for a civil lawsuit against the at-fault party. A lawsuit could result in better compensation for your damages than a no-fault workers’ compensation settlement in Alabama. While the Alabama workers’ comp system will reimburse you for two-thirds of your lost wages, for instance, a lawsuit could repay you for 100% of your lost wages. You cannot file a claim against your employer after you accept a workers’ comp settlement, however.
Before you settle your work injury claim through workers’ compensation, consult with an attorney about your other options. A lawsuit against your employer may be in your best interest. If a party that is not your employer (e.g. a contractor, product manufacturer or property owner) caused your injury or illness, you could recover through both workers’ compensation and a personal injury lawsuit. The attorneys at Drake Law Firm can review your unique case for signs of negligence. Then, we can give you our best advice about your legal options.
Contact a Tuscaloosa Work Injury Attorney Today
An accident at work could give you a temporary or permanent disability. It may put you out of work for days or months. No matter what the circumstances of your individual case are, contact the lawyers at Drake Law Firm to discuss your situation further. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your past and future pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, legal costs, and more. Discuss the value of your work injury case in Tuscaloosa, Alabama today during a free consultation with our attorneys. Call (205) 970-0800 or contact us online.