8.5 million workplace injuries occur across the United States every year. As an employee, you should feel comfortable and safe while at work. It is within your rights to work in a safe environment, free from hazardous situations or injuries. However, not every employer spends the extra effort or expenses to ensure that their employees are working in a safe environment. If you have been injured at your workplace, contact Revill Law Firm to represent your personal injury case. Our team of highly skilled Birmingham workers' comp attorneys is dedicated to achieving the best results for our clients.
In many workplace accidents, the root cause of the injuries sustained is negligence. Due to Alabama’s workers’ compensation laws, employees are unable to sue their employers for negligence. These laws follow an exclusive remedy rule and allow victims to collect workers’ compensation benefits. Oftentimes, these compensation benefits do not cover the extent of the employee’s costs and wages lost.
What does this mean for victims of workplace negligence? Simply put, these laws highlight the importance of retaining an experienced Birmingham personal injury attorney to represent you. A qualified and seasoned lawyer will be able to use the details of your case to navigate Alabama’s workers’ compensation laws. For example, an employee can pursue legal action against the negligence of an employer if that employer demonstrated willful conduct that resulted in the injuries.
Actions that can be defined as “willful conduct” include:
If you have reason to believe that any of these situations pertains to your case, call our firm today. Through unique legal strategies we can help you seek the compensation you need.
Our Birmingham workers' compensation lawyers have helped numerous clients through their workplace accident cases. Our top-rated legal team offers around the clock availability and free consultations. We are dedicated to our clients’ best interests and we do what we can to achieve the results they need. If you have been injured while at work, don’t wait to get started on your case—call today!