Caro Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Attorney
Recovering Compensation for Injury Victims in and Around Caro, Michigan
Suffering a serious injury can impact every area of your life. In addition to physical pain and limitations, you may be dealing with the emotional impact of a traumatic event, financial stress due to missed work and medical bills, and pressure on every member of your family. Securing fair compensation won’t solve all of your problems, but it will eliminate some significant stressors, such as trouble with access to medical care and concerns about paying the mortgage.
With nearly 20 years of experience in workers’ compensation and motor vehicle accident cases, attorney Timothy S. Burns understands the challenges an injury victim faces. Every day, he puts that experience to work to ensure that people who have been hurt at work or in automobile accidents receive the compensation they need.
If you have been seriously injured on the job, or have been involved in a serious car accident or motorcycle accident, your next step should be to educate yourself about your rights and options. You can get started right now—just call 844-BURNSLAW (844-287-6752) to schedule a free consultation.
Caro Workers’ Compensation Claims
Michigan workers’ compensation law provides a way for injured employees to receive compensation for lost wages and receive the medical care they need without suing their employers. While this system was intended to make it easier for workers to get the compensation they need and to reduce conflict between the worker and the employer, workers’ compensation claims don’t always proceed smoothly.
The workers’ compensation insurance carrier loses money when it pays out a large claim, and the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance premiums may increase as a result. As such, both the employer and the insurance carrier have reason to try to minimize or avoid payment.
Burns Law helps people who have been injured at work:
- Pursue claims and negotiate benefits
- Appeal benefits determinations
- Appeal return to work determinations
- Identify and pursue responsible third parties
Third-Party Liability in Caro Work Injury Cases
Most injured workers are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits regardless of fault. A person who is injured at work can file a workers’ compensation claim if the employer was at fault, the employee himself was at fault, another employee was at fault, someone else was at fault, or even if the injury was the result of a freak accident and no one is to blame. However, the workers’ compensation claim may not be the injured worker’s only means of pursuing compensation.
The injured employee generally cannot sue his or her employer. However, if a third party is responsible for the injury, the employee may be able to pursue a lawsuit against that person or entity. Some examples include:
- A premises liability claim, if the employee is injured on property owned and maintained by someone other than the employer
- A product liability claim, if the employee is injured due to faulty equipment or machinery
- A personal injury suit, if the employee is injured through the negligence of someone other than the employer, such as a different contractor working on the same job site
- A municipal entity, if the employee is injured due to negligent maintenance or planning (for example, a pizza delivery driver who is injured due to a poorly-marked road hazard or a deep pothole)
In many cases, this type of suit will allow the injured worker to pursue compensation that isn’t available through a workers’ compensation claim.
Caro Car Accident and Motorcycle Accident Claims
In 2016, hundreds of people were injured on Tuscola County roads. If you have been injured in a car accident or motorcycle accident through someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to recover damages such as:
- Reimbursement for hospital bills and other medical expenses
- Compensation for lost income and project future lost earnings
- Repair or replacement of damaged property, such as your car or motorcycle
- Pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and other intangible damages
Shortly after your accident, you will likely be contacted by one or more insurance companies. Though the insurance company representative may be friendly and seem helpful, it’s important to remember that his or her job is to save the insurance company money. One of the best advantages you can give yourself is an experienced advocate who is squarely on your side.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Burns Law
When you hire attorney Timothy S. Burns to represent you in a workers’ compensation, work injury, or motor vehicle accident case, you get a dedicated and experienced professional in your corner. You’ll never be handed off to junior attorneys or have to go through layers of communication to reach your attorney. Mr. Burns will be your direct contact and will personally manage your injury case from beginning to end.
Why not give yourself that peace of mind right now? All you have to do is call 844-BURNSLAW (844-287-6752) to schedule a free consultation.