While at work, people are exposed to occupational hazards, and sometimes employees end up sustaining injuries that could – and should – have been prevented. Those accidents can result in life-changing injuries, including severe burns due to fires and explosions, respiratory problems due to inhalation of noxious fumes, and physical injuries, such as broken bones, herniated disks, and torn ligaments. Employers have a responsibility to take all reasonable precautions to prevent harm to their workers.
If an employer fails to take reasonable steps to protect their workers from harm, they may be held liable for their negligence and any resulting injuries through a workers’ compensation claim.
If you have been seriously injured, or if a loved one has been killed at work, a Nebraska injury attorney from The Robert Pahlke Law Group is ready to help you take action to recover fair compensation. You can reach us by calling 308-633-4444.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS
Thanks to Nebraska’s workers’ compensation laws, nearly anyone in the state who is injured on the job is entitled to file a claim for benefits, regardless of whether the accident was caused by the negligence of another person. While this makes it easier for injured workers to pay for their medical care and to replace their lost income, workers’ comp has a major disadvantage when compared to claims for personal injury. The benefits available through workers’ compensation are notoriously limited, generally only paying at a rate of two-thirds of the beneficiary’s normal wages.
Hiring a Nebraska injury attorney can improve your chances of a successful outcome to the situation. Your lawyer can work to maximize the value of your claim and fight against any attempt to deny you benefits, as well as help you explore any other options you may have for compensation. For example, if another person caused or contributed to the accident, you may have grounds to sue for personal injury or wrongful death.
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We represent clients who have been injured in all types of workplace accidents, from trip and fall accidents in an office to ranch accidents and industrial accidents that result in catastrophic injuries or death. If you have been injured in a railroad accident, you will not file a workers’ comp claim; instead, you will need to pursue compensation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, or FELA. No matter the circumstances of your case, you can be confident that The Robert Pahlke Law Group will provide you with the experienced and caring representation you need. Contact us today to discuss your options to pursue compensation through a workers’ compensation claim!