If you’re like most Americans, you work hard for your paycheck. Unfortunately, these efforts can be thwarted by a work-related injury. That said, if you were hurt on the job, you should have legal recourse that can help you cope with your injury. Continue reading and contact a seasoned Fayetteville work injury lawyer from the Knapp Law Firm to learn more about how our team can help you get the compensation you deserve and need.

Work Injury Lawyer | Here for Injured Employees in Arkansas

We believe that injured workers are entitled to a fair shake. If you were hurt on the job, you shouldn’t have to suffer alone. With a Fayetteville, Arkansas personal injury lawyer in your corner, however, you stand a far greater chance of getting your rightful compensation. Knapp Law Firm is here to assist you through each phase of the process ahead.

Work Injuries Can Happen Anywhere

The first thing you should understand is that although work injuries are more common in certain professions, the truth is, accidents can happen in just about any field of employment, and your place of employment does not diminish the validity of your injury in any way. Work-related injuries can happen in any of the following, among other places of employment:

  • Construction sites
  • Oil refineries
  • Ridesharing services, such as taxi or Uber drivers
  • Delivery services, such as UPS
  • Warehouses
  • Offices

Examples of Work Injuries

Workers can sustain a wide range of injuries on the job, ranging from inconsequential to severe. Just some of the most common work-related injuries we see are as follows:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Broken bones or sprains
  • Lacerations
  • Scarring/disfigurement
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Nerve damage

If you sustained any of the aforementioned injuries while on the job, you should be entitled to compensation. Our firm is here to help you get that compensation.

Workers’ Compensation Vs. Third-Party Claims

Here in the state of Arkansas, most employers with at least three employees are required, by law, to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Because of this, if you’re hurt on the job, you’ll most likely file a workers’ compensation claim (regardless of who caused your accident). As long as you can prove you were hurt on the job, you should receive compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages.

That said, if you were injured due to a third party who is not your employer, we can sue them directly in a third-party claim. To win such a claim, you’ll need to prove that you were hurt as a direct result of the third party’s negligence. There is no predetermined cap on damages you may recover in a third-party claim.

Reporting Your Injury Timely

If you’re looking to file a workers’ compensation claim, you must report your injury to your employer within 30 days. That said, ideally, you should report your work injury either the day it happened or the day after. From here, you should have three years from the date of your accident to file your workers’ compensation, but, like with any other claim, the sooner you file, the better off you will be.

Contact a Work Injury Lawyer Today

If you were hurt on the job, you need a legal team who truly cares about your future. Fortunately, you’re in the right place. Contact the Knapp Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation with our seasoned personal injury law firm.