Suffering from an injury is never an easy situation. In fact, not only do injuries cause mental and physical stress, but they can also put pressure on your finances. For this reason, many people suffering from injury sue to recover expenses for an injury that was not their fault. That said, there is some confusion over which kind of suit they should pursue, whether it be considered personal injury or workers’ compensation. For this reason, we went ahead and compared the two, so that our Baton Rouge and Metairie area clients can have a better idea of which case their situation falls under.
For a personal injury case, your wound must be the fault of a third party. This typically means you were injured due to the negligence of another person or entity. As long as you are able to properly prove that your injury occurred because of that third party’s negligence, you will be able to pursue damages for pain, suffering, and emotional distress, as well as recover money you yourself spent on treating these conditions.
When it comes to workers’ compensation, you are entitled to compensation so long as you suffer an injury while performing duties for your employer. To specify, workers’ compensation can provide you with disability payments should you be found unable to work, full payment of all your hospital fees and charges, and a fair settlement should your disability prove to be permanent.
When it comes to the differences separating these two types of case, there are two main factors we will look at. These are:
When it comes to navigating your injury and what you might be entitled to, you can rest assured that we here at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara can help. We have a lot of experience with both personal injury and workers’ compensation, and we are ready to use that experience to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. If you would like to learn more, then we encourage you to contact our office and schedule your no-obligation case review with J. Price McNamara today. We are ready and willing to assist you!
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