Nevada Workplace Injury Attorney Serving Those Injured on the Job
Workplace injuries are more common than many people realize. In fact, in 2014 alone nearly three million workers were injured on the job in the United States, with almost one million suffering injuries so severe that they were forced to miss work. Sadly, another 5,000 workers lost their lives to work related injuries that same year. If you or a loved one is among those who were injured or killed on the job, you may be entitled to a substantial amount of compensation to help cover the costs of things like lost past and future wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses. Our law firm can help you learn about your legal options and will aggressively pursue your workplace injury claim so you can achieve the financial compensation that is rightfully yours.
Your Injury Could Be Worth More Than You Think
When individuals are injured on the job, many are under the impression that they must accept the initial decision made by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance representative. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t usually make fair and just decisions, which can leave injured workers and their families to settle for compensation that is often significantly less than what is deserved. Disturbingly, some victims are denied benefits altogether, and are left to face the financial burdens that accompany serious injuries alone. Our firm can help you determine what your injuries could really be worth, and we will not just pursue workers’ compensation claims, but other possible recovery options as well. Some common legal options include:
- Third Party Claims
- Defective Products Claims
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
Who Can Pursue Workplace Injury Claims?
Workplace injury claims are not limited to the injured worker. In many situations, the surviving spouse, children and sometimes even parents can file claims as well. It is important to remember that workplace injuries are not restricted to injuries sustained in certain occupations. Our firm understands that serious injuries and even death can occur in almost any field, and we offer compassionate, hands-on legal assistance for victims of:
- Construction Injuries
Wrongful Death Damages You May Be Entitled To
In the state of Nevada, survivors can file a legal claim to receive compensation for economic damages, non-economic damages, and in some cases even punitive damages.
Financial compensation for economic damages can help loved ones cover the cost of medical bills that the victim incurred before death, lost wages and benefits that would have been provided, and funeral expenses.
In many cases, survivors also receive financial compensation for loss of companionship, consortium, guidance and mental anguish as well as the pain and suffering that the deceased experienced before the death occurred. Since placing a monetary value on these types of damages can be extremely difficult, we encourage you to reach out to our law firm to help you determine the amount of compensation you and your family members may be entitled to.
When your loved one’s death is a result of gross negligence or direct acts that demonstrated indifference to the victim’s well-being, punitive damages can sometimes be recovered as well.
Compassionate Legal Representation On Your Side
Contact Raji Rai-Nielsen today to receive a free consultation about your case. Our compassionate, hands-on approach can help you obtain justice for your loss.