December 10, 2019

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for a Work Accident?

If you were hurt in an on-the-job accident and are interested in seeking compensation for your injuries, you may be wondering what the best course of action is. Of course, many people are familiar with filing workers compensation claims after work accidents. But you may be asking yourself whether you can file a personal injury claim for a work accident.

The short answer is maybe. Our team at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg wants to ensure you are given all the help you need after your accident. Below, we’ve highlighted what you need to know.

Workers Comp vs. Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims tend to be a bit more flexible in terms of who can file them and the benefits victims can recover. For example, while workers compensation claims only allow for economic damages, personal injury claims allow for non-economic damages like pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more.

In general, you can file a personal injury claim for a work accident for a few reasons:

  • Your employer carries no workers comp insurance.
  • Your employer was egregiously negligent or purposefully put you in danger.
  • A third party other than your employer caused your injuries.

Call a Wisconsin On-the-Job Injury Lawyer

If you were hurt while performing work duties and are wondering whether you’re eligible to file a personal injury claim, our team at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can clear up the confusion. We will help you prove why your case should be taken out of the workers comp system so you can be awarded all the financial compensation you deserve.

If you’re ready to begin filing a claim, get in touch with us today. We can be reached through our online contact form at the bottom of the page or by phone at 414-271-7007.