An Omaha Law Firm That Fights For Injured Workers
While some jobs are more dangerous than others, anyone can be involved in a workplace accident. If you've been hurt on the job, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. The Omaha workplace accident lawyers at Ausman Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O. fight for injured workers in Nebraska and Iowa.
Both states have workers' compensation laws designed to pay for job-related injuries and illnesses. You are eligible to file a claim for benefits no matter who was at fault for your accident and whether or not there was any negligence. While you don't need a lawyer to file a workers' compensation claim, it is in your best interests to have one.
As with any other type of injury claim, your employer and their insurance company will likely try to pay as little as possible. They may claim your injury didn't occur at work. They may dispute the extent of your injury or the treatment it requires. An employer or insurance company may also claim you are ready to return to work, even though you are still recovering.
We can help prove the true nature of your injury and the treatment it requires so that you get all the compensation you are eligible to receive. You may be eligible to seek benefits under workers' compensation law for various injury-related expenses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income (based on a percentage of your average weekly wage)
- Disability benefits
- Vocational rehabilitation (if you can't return to the same job)
We'll make sure your doctor has all the information needed to make a determination about your injury. (In Iowa, your employer has the right to choose the doctor who will treat your injury. In Nebraska, injured workers can choose their own doctor.)
And if you don't receive the benefits you should receive, we will represent you in all hearings and appeals.
Holding Third Parties Responsible
If the negligence of a third party caused your workplace accident, we can help you take legal action by filing a personal injury claim. Examples of a third party include vendors, contractors, other drivers on the road and manufacturers of defective equipment.
The insurance company representing a third party may deny all responsibility. Our firm will conduct our own investigation of your accident to find evidence of negligence. We will build a strong case that proves that negligence caused your injury.
Often, we are able to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company. But if the insurance company won't settle, we won't hesitate to take them to court. We love to litigate, and have won victories for our clients to help them rebuild their lives.
If you've been injured in a workplace accident, contact us for a free consultation on your claim. We can explain the workers' compensation process and whether you have a third-party negligence case. Our goal is to get you maximum compensation for your injury.