Every year, thousands of employees suffer injuries in the workplace. A work-related injury may give an employee grounds for a workers’ compensation claim, but there are limits to how much workers’ compensation will cover, and an employee’s damages from a work injury may exceed what the workers’ compensation system provides. If you or a loved one suffered a work injury and encountered issues with a workers’ compensation claim or believe you have grounds for additional legal action against your employer, contact DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo today to schedule a free case evaluation with a Las Vegas work injury lawyer.
Why Hire Our Firm?
DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo has more than 40 years of experience representing clients in civil claims.
We maintain close and direct communication with our clients and personally provide them with case updates as soon as they arise.
Our firm offers free consultations so potential clients can determine their legal obligations with a professional with no obligation to hire our firm.
We offer contingency fee billing, which means we only take legal fees when we win a case, and we are transparent with all aspects of our billing practices with every client.
How Can a Las Vegas Work Injury Attorney Help?
Generally, an employee who files for workers’ compensation surrenders the right to sue his or her employer. However, there are a few exceptions that could cause an employer or another party to bear liability for a work injury. An attorney can help navigate these often-complex issues and help a client in various other ways, too.
A work injury claim may require expert witness testimony from a medical professional who can report the plaintiff’s medical condition and future prognosis in a way a jury can understand. A safety expert may testify as to the employer’s workplace safety policies and the physical elements of a work accident. An attorney can coordinate with expert witnesses, handle insurance claim issues, and help an injured employee manage delayed or denied workers’ compensation claims.
Taking Legal Action Beyond Workers’ Compensation
There are only certain scenarios that afford an injured worker the opportunity to take legal action beyond workers’ compensation benefits. If an employer committed an intentional tort against the employee, such as an assault or intentional creation of the hazard that caused the employee’s injury, the employee could seek legal action against the employer outside workers’ compensation. If a third party, like a negligent driver, caused the employee’s injury, the employee could pursue a third-party personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.
Some employees must work with potentially dangerous tools and machinery. If a product manufacturer released a dangerous or defective product that caused the employee’s injury, the employee may have grounds for a product liability claim against the manufacturer. There are several possible opportunities for legal action beyond a workers’ compensation claim, and our Las Vegas workers’ compensation attorneys can help a client navigate his or her grounds for legal recourse.
Consult With a Work Injury Attorney in Las Vegas Today
If you need to file a product liability claim, a personal injury claim for an intentional tort, or a third-party claim regarding your work injury, it is essential to hire an attorney to represent your interests and build a strong case. An attorney can help an injured employee obtain compensation for his or her medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo today to schedule a free consultation with a Las Vegas work injury lawyer and learn more about your legal options.