Seattle, Tacoma & Washington State Workers’ Compensation Attorney
There are lots of reasons why you should contact an attorney if you have been injured at work. State workers’ compensations claims are complex. Without the proper advice, you may be unaware of what you are entitled to. You should know that the state of Washington is not necessarily looking out for your best interests. They want to settle your case quickly for as little money as possible.
Workers’ compensation applies to all kinds of injuries sustained on the job. While neck and back injuries are most common, a wide range of occupational illnesses and injuries are covered. You can claim medical benefits, lost earnings, the cost of re–employment services, and permanent disability benefits, but you cannot claim non–economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
However, you may be able to file a separate personal injury lawsuit for pain and suffering if a third party contributes in some way to your injury. For example, maybe when you were on the job site, you were injured by a service vehicle, a contractor from another business, or a machine or product that was created and manufactured by another company.
If you have been injured on the job, you need a skilled and experienced attorney to represent your interests. To learn about your rights as someone injured on the job, including the right to fair compensation, call John Sterbick at 1-888-838-3529 for your free, no–obligation consultation. He’ll help you sort through your options so you get the best possible compensation for your injuries.