Workman’s Comp vs. Personal Injury

When you’re injured, your finances can take a huge hit. Not to mention the emotional and physical distress that you may experience.

If you’ve been injured while on the job, you are entitled to a workman’s compensation claim and compensation.  You may also be entitled to additional personal injury remedies, depending on the circumstances.  There are important differences between personal injury and workman’s comp, however, and it’s important for you to understand them.  We’re here to help you differentiate between the two and help you understand how you could benefit from the help of one of our attorneys.

Workman’s comp applies even if no one is at fault for your injuries.  If you are hurt while on the job, no matter who caused the injury, you can make a claim on your employer’s workman’s comp insurance for lost wages, medical expenses, and other financial benefits.  Often, it is not necessary to hire an attorney unless or until the insurance company or your employer denies your claim or stops paying benefits.  In that case, working with one of our attorneys can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you were injured on the job because of someone’s fault, and they are not a co-worker, you could be entitled to benefits and compensation that you cannot recover through workman’s comp.  The following are a few types of personal injury incidents that are common: car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and dog bites.

If you experience any of these accidents, or if you have sustained injuries and wonder whether you have a claim of any kind, don’t hesitate to reach out to our attorneys at Hillyard, Anderson, & Olsen.

Consultations regarding personal injury claims are completely free.  We can help you understand if you have a case and help you work through the next steps. Give us a call at 435-752-2610 to schedule your consultation.

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