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Can I file a personal injury claim and a workers’ compensation claim?

In short, yes, you can file both a personal injury claim and a workers’ compensation claim. However, your ability to do that will depend on the facts of your accident. To assess your options, seek experienced legal counsel at Schuelke Law.

Generally, if your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, any claims you may have against that entity must go through the workers’ compensation system. However, in some instances, you may file a claim against a third party who contributed to your injuries. An example would be if you were hurt in the workplace by a careless subcontractor.

In a situation where the company you work for does not have workers’ compensation, you can sue them if the employer’s actions contributed to your accident. The employer’s conduct could be direct, such as not offering workers safety gear, or it could be indirect, such as not adequately training workers.

Workplace injury claims are tricky. There are often many exceptions to every rule. Injured workers should obtain an experienced workplace injury attorney at Schuelke Law. Our team will explain your legal rights and options and guide you through the process of filing a claim.

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